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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 1986 at 4:00 PM 
in the Arts Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



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David Anthony/Sculpture Proposal for Bluxome 
Street Fire Station 



•lint* Nemerovski 



II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII, 

IX. 

X. 
XI. 
X. 
XI. 



Grattan Playground/Art Enrichment/Joe Slusky 

Saturn Steps/Art Enrichment/Mark Bulwinkle 

Bruce Hasson/Art Enrichment/Father Alfred Boeddekke 
Final Inspection: January 27, 1986 

Art Concept for Father Alfred Boeddekker Recreation 
Center 

Plaque Design for Dustin Shuler/Moscone Parking 
Garage 

Review of Public Art Statement Prepared by 
Commissioner Hanson 

Art Enrichment/Performing Arts Garage 

Scheduling of Final Inspection for Mary Fuller/ 
West Side Pump Station Art Enrichment 

Lombard Fillmore Parking Garage/Art Enrichment 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES/JANUARY 15, 1986 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, January 15, 1986 at 4:00 PM in the 
Arts Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert La Rocca 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives 
suggested (when appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I. David Anthony/ 
Sculpture Propo 
sal for Bluxome 
St. Fire Station 



II. Lombard Street 
, Parking Garage 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

David Anthony presented a model of 
his sculpture proposal for the Bluxome 
Street Fire Station. He indicated that 
this project has the strong support of 
the Fire Chief at that station, and of 
the residents of that neighborhood. The 
sculpture would be a larger-than-life 
figure made of cast concrete. The Comm- 
issioners were pleased with the proposal 
however, they urged the artist to obtain 
professional technical advice in its 
fabrication and installation. The Comm- 
issioners stated that the Commission had 
no funds available for projects of this 
nature, however, the artist was advised 
that he would have to comply with all 
public art procedures, as if the work 
and been commissioned by the City. These 
procedures were explained to the artist 
and a letter will be soon sent in which 
the procedures are listed and explained 
in further detail. The Commissioners 
expressed their wishes for the artist's 
success . 

Regina Almaguer demonstrated to the 
Committee the site for the incorporation 
of the neon art. She further communicatee 
that the art enrichment budget was not 
yet determined, possibly ranging from a 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE M EETING MINUTES /JANUARY 15, 1986/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

II. Cont'd from a low of 35,000 to a high of 70,000. 

The Conmissioners suggested that only 
qualified and capable neon artists be invited 
to submit schematic proposals. They directed 
Ms. Almaguer to develop a prospectus for this 
project including the range of the budget. 
After reviewing the preliminary proposals, the 
Committee would select three finalists whom 
would be awarded a fee for the production of 
a maquette for the project. The contract given 
to the finalists will be worded such that the 
Commission may exercise its option to retain 
the maquette. 

III. Debra Lehane/Registrar Debra Lehane reported on a recent meeting 
Dudley Carter/Relocation held with President Ramirez of City College 
of Sculpture regarding the restoration and relocation of 

"Goddess of the Forrest." Money had been raised 
by the student association and from other 
sources which would underwrite the restora- 
tion and relocation. The location has been 
changed however, so the Committee voted to ] 
rescind their former approval and voted to 
approve the new location for the sculpture 
adjacent to the little theatre. Ms. Lehane 
further reported that City College was plan- 
ning to conduct a special program in honor 
of Diego Rivera's lOOth birthday. City College 
was interested in determining if the Arts 
Commission would care to particpate and if 
so, in what manner. 

IV. Grattan Playground/ Jill Manton reported that Joe Slusky had 
Art Enrichment agreed to develop a proposal for a clock 

face with movable hands that would be install 
ed in the clock tower in the playground. 
The artist will have a drawing of his propo- 
sal ready to present to the Committee some- 
time in March. 

V. Saturn Steps/Mark Bulwinkle Jill Manton reported that Mark Bulwinkle 
Art Enrichment had agreed to develop a proposal for an arch 

like structure in which the name of the 
steps were incorporated. The artist will j 
make a small cardboard model of his proposal; 
for the review of the Committee. The artist ■ 
had stated that the small budget of the 
project would not provide funds for the i 
installation which would thus, have to be i 
done by the contractor. The Project Manager i 
Cheryl Blehm, was investigating the feasibil 
ity of this. 

VI. Bruce Hasson/Father A final inspection of the artist's sculpturej 
Alfred Boeddekker Park was scheduled for Monday, January 27, 1986 
Sculpture Inspection at 11:00 AM. Recreation and Park Dept. and 

the Project Architect would also be in 
attendance . 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 24, 1986/PAGE 3 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

^ VII. Joan Brown/Performing The Committee was asked for their suggestions 

Arts Garage as to what kind of lighting would be most 

appropriate to light the bronze sculpture at 
the Performing Arts Garage. Commissioner LaRocca 
suggested that lighting elements could be placed 
in the recessed area between the floors. on the 
building facade. In addition, the Commissioners 
stated that plans for the dedication of the 
sculpture should definiately be initiated. Staff 
reported that the Parking Authority had stated 
that there would be an additional $10,500 for 
art enrichment. The Committee unanimously deci- 
ded to proceed with their former concept to 
have Joan Brown design another sculptural 
component for the project. The Committee also 
requested further information regarding the 
Parking Authority's plans for landscaping the 
asphalt area on Gough Street. 

VIII. Father Alfred Boeddekker 

Recreation Center/ Art Staff reported on a recent meeting with 
Enrichment Concept Project Architect Richard Osbourne to discuss 

and develop new ideas for the art enrichment 
at the rec center. At the time of that meet- 
ing a concensus was reached to work with ■ 
artist-designed banners that would be suspend- 
I ed from the three or four skylights in the 

ceiling. It would be a way to introduce color 
into the facility. The art work would not 
interfere in any way with the activities plan- 
ned for the center & it was certainly out of 
reach and thus, could not be damaged or vandal 
ized. Commissioner Hanson was concerned about 
the non-permanence of the materials that would 
most likely be used in the fabrication of the 
banners. Commissioner La Rocca expressed con- | 
cern regarding the obstruction of light into i 
the facility. The Commissioners requested i 
further investigation into the use of a more ' 
durable nylon material. At the same time, they 
suggested that mobiles might also be appropri- 
ate for this project. Several artists, whose 
names are here listed were suggested as art- 
ist candidates from whom ideas or proposals 
should be solicited. (Matt Gil, John Liikala, 
Lisa Hein, Anna Valentina Murch, Bella Feldman 
John Roloff, Susan Dannenf elser , Richard Berger 

IX. Dustin Shuler/Moscone The design of the plaque for the Spider Pelt 
Parking Garage was discussed. Kevin Haggerty's idea to have 

I the artist design a license plate with all j 

f of the necessary information was very favor- 

ably received. The location for the suggested 
plaque was also discussed relative to the |- 
temptation this might provide for vandals who 
might be interested in stealing or demarking 
the plaque. Commissioner LaRocca stated that J 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JANUARY 15, 1986/PAGE 4 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



iX. Dustin Shuler cont'd 



X. Sheriff's Department 
Art Enrichment 



XI. West Side Pump Station 
Final Inspection 

XII. Approval of Minutes 



the plaque should be mounted with stainless 
steel rings and expansion bolts. The Commis- 
sioners requested that the artist be contact- 
ed to pursue this subject. 



Staff reported that Moira Roth was unable 
to serve on the Selection Panel for this 
project because of other time committments. 
The Commissioners stated that Joan Brown 
would be a wonderful person to have on the 
panel because of her sensitivity and her 
contact with younger artists whom might 
have appropriate works for this project. 

A final inspection was scheduled for 
Friday, January 24th at 10:00 AM. 

Commissioner Hanson stated that we should 
introduce the approval of Committee minutes 
into the regular procedures of Committee 
business . 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1. ORDERED; 



ORDERED; 



ORDERED: 



4. ORDERED; 



ORDERED: 



Respectfully submitted 



Motion to approve David Anthony's proposal for a 
sculpture in the courtyard adjacent to the Bluxome 
Street Fire Station. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Authorization to modify the contract with Manuel 
Palos for the Legion of Honor Statuary Restoration 
be increasing the total budget by $1,682.30. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to rescind former approval to relocate 
Dudley Carter's sculpture. Goddess of the Forrest 
in the sculpture courtyard at City College. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the relocation of Dudley Carter's 
sculpture to the courtyard adjacent to the little 
theatre at City College. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to enter into contract with Joan Brown 
for a second art work at the Performing Arts Garage 
this, being a reaffirmation of a former Committee 
decision. Motion: Jo Hanson Second Robert LaRocca. 
Jill Manton, Coordinator, Art In 

Public Spaces 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 1986 at 4:00 PM 
in the Arts Commission Conference Room. 



I. 



II. 



Ill 



IV. 



V. 



VI, 



VII. 



VIII. 



XI, 



XII, 



Performing Arts Garage/Additional Funds 

for Art Enrichment/Feasibility of Art Concept 

Stephen De Staebler/Moscone Parking Garage/ 
Location of Sculpture/Safety Issues/Easement 

Moscone Parking Garage/Additional Funds for 
Art Enrichment: $2,820 

Loan from Foster Goldstrum of Arneson Sculpture 
for Installation at SFIA 

Acceptance of Donation of 10 Lithographs by 
Brenda Joyce Smith 

Jerry Yasukawa/Endorsement of Lightworks Project 
for State Highway in Santa Clara County 

Dustin Shuler/Moscone Parking Garage/Discussion 
and Approval of Format for Plaque 

Moscone Parking Garage/Approval to Place Wooden 
Spacers Between Wall and Other Two Paintings 

Final Payment/James Polk/16th and Hoff Parking 
Garage 

Discussion of Art Enrichment for Lombard Fillmore 
Parking Garage 

United Nations Plaza/Public Sculpture Exhibition 
Program 

Mary Fuller/West Side Pump Station/Discussion of 
Request for Extra Payment for Additional Labor 
Involved. 



XIII, 

IX. 

XV. 



Acceptance of Rising Wave Sculpture by Roger Berry 

New Business 

Adjournment 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MARCH 19, 1986 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 

on Wednesday, March 19, 1986 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 

Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



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Dianne Feinstein 



I. 



II. 



III. 



V. 

VI. 

VI. 

VII. 



New Art Enrichment/Police Academy 
Discussion of Budget and Art Concept 

Saturn Steps/Art Enrichment/ 

Review of Sketch Presented by Mark Bulwinkle 

Anthony Smith/Father Alfred Boeddekker Park/ 
Approval to make final payment pending VAC 
inspection of finished work in park 

Dedication of Bruce Hasson's and Anthony Smith's 
sculpture in Father Alfred Boeddekker Park: April 22, 1986 

Review of Information Pertaining to Bruce Hasson's Sculpture 
Base 

SF ARts Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval 

Mural Resouce Center 

Approval of Johanna Poetig's Mural Proposal for Exterior 

of SOMAR 

Rudy Fernandez/Progress Report/Mission Recreation Center/ 



VIII. 



IX. 



X. 

XI. 

XII. 

XIII. 



Progress Report/Hall of Justice Project/Date for Slide 
Screening 

Report from Registrar: 

- Lesley Bone/General Pershing Monument, Golden Gate Park 

- Linda Scheifler, Pioneer Monument, Hyde And Grove Streets 

- Anne Rosenthal, Consulting Conservator, Beach Chalet 

James Polk/Color Samples/ 16th and Hoff Parking Garage 
Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, March 19, 1986 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, March 19, 1986 at 3:30 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



Jim Polk/ 16th and 
Hoff Parking Garage 



II. Saturn Steps/Mark 
Bulwinkle 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Jim POlk presented three color samples 
for the grill work at the 16th and Hoff 
Garage. The Committee agreed with the 
artist's first preference. The artist 
stated that it would take approximately 
two weeks before the painting would be 
completed. 

The Committee reviewed the sketch as submitted 
by Mark Bulwinkle for the Saturn Steps. They 
stated that the material used should be treated 
in some manner to avoid rust. They approved 
the design contingent upon the approval of the 
project architect. 

III. Final Payment /Anthony The Committee approved making final payment 
Smith/Father Boeddekkerto the artist contingent upon the inspection 
Park and approval of the finished installation 

by the Visual Arts Committee. 

IV. Sculpture Dedication at The date for this dedication was tentatively 
the Father Alfred Boedde- rescheduled for April 29, 1986. 
kker Park 



V. 



Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Recreation Center 



The Committee was advised of the response 
from Rec and Park regarding the proposal 
to work with either banners or mobiles for 
this project. It was suggested that a 
meeting be scheduled at whlchthe architect, 
Peter Ashe and the Visual Arts Committee 
could explore other possible concepts for 
the art enrichment. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE ME ETING MTNnTK<^/MARCH 19. 1986/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



VI. 



New Art Enrichment 
SF Police Academy 



VII. Johanna Poetig/Mural 
Design Proposal/ SOMAR 



VIII. SF Arts Commission 
Gallery 



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Lt. Suttmeir and Project Architect, Mark Primeau 
described the new facility in great detail for 
the Committee and presented a very comprehensive 
set of visuals to acquaint the Committee with 
the interior and exterior design of the building. 
It was agreed by both the Committee members and 
Mssrs. Suttmeir and Primeau that the most appropriate 
use of the art enrichment money would be to purchase 
a number of paintings for the most publicly accessible 
areas of the facility. Approximately $13,104 has been 
allocated for art enrichment, out of which the Committee 
stated that 10% should be allocated for administration, 
leaving a total of $11,000 for the acquisition of art 
work. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that every effort 
should be made to have art work from each of the various 
ethnic groups. In terms of a theme for the art work, the 
Committee determined, in concurrence with Lt. Suttmeir, 
that the work selected should be uplifting in nature, 
perhaps, also of a community or athletic nature. Lt. 
Suttmeir stated that the work selected should not contain 
violent imagery, nudity, political or military references. 
The selection process was discussed and it was agreed 
that both Lt. Suttmeir and Mark Primeau would serve on 
the panel along with the Visual Arts Committee. 

The proposal and its genesis was described in careful 
detail by James Kjorvestad, Director of SOMAR. It would 
involve the painting of the front and west facade of 
SOMAR by Johanna Poetig, while under a California Arts 
Council Artist in Residence grant program. Johanna would 
instruct and educate students in the technique of mural 
painting and would be assisted by these students after 
their instruction. Mr. Kjorvestad indicated that the 
proposal had the unanimous support of staffs board members 
of both SOMAR and the Mural Resource Center. The Committee 
wasn't entirely satisfied with the resolve of the transition 
from Fran Valesco's mural on the east facade to Johanna's 
mural on the front of the building. The Committee members 
also thought that the truck depicted on the garage door 
should not be included because it was too representational 
relative to the rest of the mural. Commissioner LaRocca 
stated that the building should not be painted a such a 
manner that would be antagonistic to the development in 
the neighborhood. The Committee proceeded to make specific 
suggestions regarding the revision of the mural. They 
approved the mural in concept, however requested that the 
artist return to the Committee for the approval of the 
revisions . 

The Commissioners approved a site-specific installation 
to be done within the gallery by Julianne Frizzell and 
Jack Scott. Commissioner LaRocca thanked John McCarron 
for the good work he had done duirng his tenure as 
Director of the Arts Commission Gallery. 



V ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 19, 1986/PAGE 3 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

IX. Rudy Fernandez/ The Committee agreed to select proposals // 2 and 3 
Mission Recreation for the project at the Mission Recreation Center. Staff 
^®"'^®'^ reported that the work should be finished by the end 

of April or the beginning of May. 

X. Awards of Honor Commissioner Hanson stated her belief that the selection 
Selection Procedure procedure for the Awards of Honor should be redesigned 

or revised. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that it was not 
appropriate for the Visual Arts Committee to take action on 
this issue for it was something that should be decided by 
the entire Commission. The Committee finally agreed to propose 
a resolution that would request the submission of design 
proposals from the full Commission and staff, that would provide 
for a coherent selection process to be discussed and adopted. 

XI. Report from the Debra Lehane reported that she had distributed a request for 
Registrar treatmentproposalsfromthe conservators community for the James lick 

monument and for the General Pershing statue in Golden Gate 
Park. The proposals were reviewed by Elizabeth Cornu from 
the Fine Arts Museums, Michael Bell and Debra Lehane to evaluate 
which proposal was most appropriate for the project. The following 
persons were selected: Lesley Bone/$4,000/cleaning and coating 
of Pershing statue; Linda Scheif ler/$60,000/Cleaning and coating 
of James Lick monument; Anne Rosenthal/consulting services 
during construction and renovation of Beach Chalet. 

XII. Hall of Justice Art A report was given regarding the status of the project to date. 
Enrichment The Committee discussed budgetary issues, realizing that a 

portion of the budget would have to be allocated for the cost 
of purchasing plexiglass frames for the art work and as well, 
the cost of installing the art work. The Committee discussed 
the possibility of holding the first screening in late April. 

XIII. Griffith , Pump Station 

Commissioner Hanson informed the Committee members of a 
large, comprehensive public art project being conducted 
under the direction of Leonard Hunter at Candlestick Park. 
She continued with the thought that perhaps the art enrich- 
ment project to be conducted by the City at Griffith Pump 
Station, a site adjacent to the Candlestick property, could 
be somehow coordinated with the Candlestick project by a 
variety of ways which as of yet remained to be explored or 
discussed. The Committee suggested that Leonard Hunter be 
invited to attend a meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
to discuss this subject. 

REPORTS 6. ORDERS 



I. Authorization for artist Jim Polk to proceed with painting 

^ of grill work at 16th and Hoff Parking Garage in accord with 

^T the color samples approved by the Committee. 

- • Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 19. 1986 /PAGE 4 
REPORTS & ORDERS 

^^- Approval to accept design submitted by Mark Bulwinkle for the 

I Saturn Steps project, contingent upon the approval of the project 

^F architect. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

^^I- Approval to make final payment to Anthony Smith for the completion 

of his project at the Father Alfred Boeddekker Park, contingent 
upon the final inspection and approval of the Visual Arts Committee. 
Motion: jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

IV. Approval in concept of the mural proposal submitted by Johanna Poetig 
for the front and west facade of SOMAR. Approval for SOMAR staff and 
board to continue with fund-raising efforts. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

V. Exhibition Approval/SF Arts Commission Gallery/ Julianne Frizzell 
and Jack Scott/April 10 - May 17 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

f VI. The Visual Arts Committee proposes to design a system for selection 

of the Awards of Honor. To that end, it requests the submission of 
design proposals from Commissioners and staff to allow a coherent 
selection system to be discussed and adopted. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

VII. Approval to enter into contract with Lesley Bone fot the conservation 
of the General Pershing Monument for a total of $4,000. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

VIII. Approval to enter into contract with Linda Scheifler for the 
conservation of the James Lick monument for a total of $60,000. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

IX. Approval to enter into contract with Anne Rosenthal for consultation 
services during construction at the Beach Chalet. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

, Consensus : Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjounred at 6:30 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, / /, i "" Jill Manton, Coordinator, Art in Public Placei 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, April 16, 1986 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Conanission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



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IV. 

V. 

VI. 
VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 

XI. 

XII. 

XIII. 

XIV. 



Johanna Poetig/Proposed Mural Design for SOMAR 
Review of Requested Modifications 

Hall of Justice: Confirmation of Screening 
Tuesday, April 22, 1986 at 4:30 PM 

Sheriff's Work Furlough/Review of Drawing and 
Discussion of Proposed Art Concepts for Art 
Enrichment Program 

Moscone Parking Garage: Discussion re: $1,740 
available for Art Enrichment 

Sculpture Dedication/Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Park: Friday, May 2nd, 1986 (? 11:30 AM 

SF Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval 

Contract Modification/Manuel Palos/Extension of 
Completion Date 

Report from the Registrar 

Awards of Honor Selection Process 

U.N. Plaza Sculpture Exhibition 

Griffith Pump Station Art Enrichment 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 




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Suile 319 

San francisco, (A 94102 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly mmeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, June 18, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



END 



MAYOR 

Oianne Feinstoin 



COMMISSIONERS 



Robert LaRcnta 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eirhelbaum 
|o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Maiie B. Metwally 
Pete; Rodriguez 
Roselyne C Swig 
tn Vedensky, |r. 



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FFK lO MEMBERS 



PrpMdcnf^ o( the 
fine Alts Museum. 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



III. 

IV. 

V. 
VI. 

VII. 



Judy Hiramoto/Mission Recreation Center Art Enrichment 
Request for Increase in Project Budget 

Joe Slusky/Review of Design for Grattan Playground 
Clock Tower 

Rudy Fernandez/Approval to Dedicate Sculpture in 
Memory of Ralph Madriaga 

Art Enrichment Waiver 

- Golden Gate Equipment Shelter 

- Richmond Sunset Water Treatment 

Lombard Fillmore Art Enrichment Concept - R. Almaguer 

Beach Chalet Progress Report - D. Lehane 

Mural Resource Center 

-Mural Design Approval - Brooke Fancher/Hunter ' s Point 
-Mural Design Approval - Susan Green/ 17th and Hoff Streeti 



>r. 



VIII. 



Report on Art Enrichment for Father Alfred Boedekker Recre- 
ation Center 



IX. 



Stephen DeStaebler/Review of Installation Plans for 
Moscone Parking Garage/Review of Request for Reduced 
Amount of Label Information 



XI. 



Hall of Justice - Final Screening of Original Art Work 
Monday, June 30th @ 4:30 PM. 

Review of Art Enrichment at :Sheriff's Work Furlough 

SF Police Academy 



XII. 

XIII. 
XIV. 



Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday, July 16, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room at 45 Hyde Street at 3:00 PM. 



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COMMISSIONERS 


II. 


larqueline Nemerovski 




Pfpsidrnt 




Knhfil l.iKo. ..1 




Viii< I'li'viili-nl 




VPMion Alley 


III. 


Timothy Duncan 




Stanley Eichelbaum 




|0 Hanson 




William Paterson 




Anna-Marie B. Metwally 




Peter Rodriguez 


IV. 


Roselyne C Swig 




Dmitri Vedensky, U 




F- OFFICIO MEMBERS 




^le^idents o( the 




Fine Alt'. Museum, 


V. 


Library Commission, 




Planning Commission, 




Recreation and Park 




Commission 


VI. 


DIRECTOR 


VII. 


Claire N. Isaacs 






VIII 




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X. 
XI. 



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stern Grove Club House 

- Discussion re: Applicability of Art Enrichment 
G. Turnball, B. Von Hungen Groth, T. Lilliquist 

Sutter Field House 

- Discussion re: Applicability of Art Enrichment 
M. Willis, A. Brock, R. Appleton, T. Lilliquist 

Miraloma Field House 

- Discussion re: Applicability of Art Enrichment 
S. Swanson, B. Von Hungengroth, T. Lilliquist 

Mural Design Approval/Bus Shelter/Sponsored by the 
San Francisco Boys and Girls Club/Stanyon and Waller 
Streets/Marcie Klane 

Mural Resource Center/Mural Desgin Proposal by Jesus 
Campusano/Lilli Ann Building 

Stephen De Staebler/Moscone Parking Garage 
Installation: July 26, 1986 

Rescheduling of August Visual Arts Coiranittee Meeting 
Wednesday, August 27, 1986 

Art Enrichment - Pier 7 - Regina Almaguer 

Report from the Registrar 

- Bruce Hasson/Sculpture Base - Anti-graf f itti/Request 
for $160 

-Beach Chalet Progress Report 

-Coit Tower- Resolution naming Anne Rosenthal as Project 

Conservator 
-Proposed gift to the collection by Betty Kano (Donation 

from Michael Bell) 

Work Furlough Art Enrichment - Date for Meeting 

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 

- Proposed Film and Video Series Concurrent with Symposiuir 
and Installation 

- Discussion re: Lisa Hein's Installation 



XII. 
XIII. 



Old Business 
New Business 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 



JULY 



16, 1986 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 

on Wednesday, July 16, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 

Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 



Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



Jo Hanson 



Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T, Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
^lix M. Warburg 

^ OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents ol the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

Discussion: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative action suggested (when appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. NEW ART ENRICHMENT In attendance were project architect Gordon Turnball, 
Stern Grove Clubhouse Tim Lilliquist from Recreation and Park and Berry 
Von Hungengroth from the Bureau of Architecture. 
The scope of the project was described by Gordon 
Turnball to largely consist of a renovation and 
rehabilitation of the building. A discussion regard- 
ing the potential use for the $5,000 which would be 
allocated for art enrichment generated two possible 
ideas. One idea would involve a photographic display 
that would be installed within the bar area of the 
Clubhouse. The photos could visually document the 
history of the Clubhouse and would have to be framed 
with plexiglass and bolted securely to the wall. The 
other possible idea was to work with a glass artist 
who would replace the many missing or broken panes 
of stained glass in the window sashes of the main 
room and possibly the front door panels. There was 
concern regarding the vulnerability of glass in the 
panels and of the difficulty involved in replacing 
the stained glass at a later time if it were to be 
broken. The Committee requested that staff research 
the possibility of commissioning an artist to design 
and fabricate small squares of either leaded, bevel- 
ed or colored glass. Perhaps, a larger quantity than 
needed could be fabricated and kept on reserve for 
future replacement. 



II. 



NEW ART ENRICHMENT 
Sutter Field House 



Project Architect Michael Willis, Tim Lilliquist 
from REcreation and Park Department, and Robert 
Appleton from the Bureau of Architecture were pre- 
sent to discuss the project. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JULY 16, 1986/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



II. Sutter Field House 



Mr. Willis explained that the design of the building 
was similar in aesthetic to that of a Japanese Tea 
House. He further stated that given the location of the 
field house and the surrounding views, that the nature 
of the architectural design would be to enhance the inhe 
ent serenity of the scene. He described three possible 
ideas for the Committee members and other persons in 
attendance. The first idea would involve the application 
of a sculptural art work to the flue of the fireplace 
in the center of the room. In addition to being a 
visually engaging art work in itself, the work could 
also be placed and designed so that it would catch the 
abundant light present and make interesting shadow 
patterns throughout the room. Mr. Willis stated his 
preference for a bronze work, however the Committee 
quickly informed him that the project budget of $3,900 
would not accomodate the design, fabrication and install 
ation of a bronze work of significant scale to have any 
effect. The Committee suggested that another metal such 
as stainless steel or copper might be considered. Com- 
missioner Rodriguez suggested the use of glass rods or 
a metal and glass mobile that could be suspended from 
the center of the room. Michael Willis stated his 2nd 
suggestion for the art enrichment to involve the con- 
crete panels on the building exterior where there would 
be no glass. He suggested that an artist could be comm- 
issioned to do some sort of relief design in the con- 
crete; something that might in an abstract way imply 
willows, reeds and leaves. The third suggestion was 
to place a weather vane on the existing spire on top 
of the building. There was concern among the Committee 
members that this would be the most decorative of the 
three ideas proposed and might indeed be such to van- 
dalism in this area. It was the consensus of the group 
to proceed with the first idea proposed. Mr. Willis, 
Mr. Appleton and Mr. Lilliquist were apprised of the 
Commission's method of selecting an appropriate artist 
for the project. Staff was directed to start soliciting 
slides from qualified artists for the review of the 
panel, pending the approval of the Recreation and Park 
Department. 



NEW ART ENRICHMENT 
Miraloma Field House 



Project Architect Sally Swanson, Berry Von Hungengroth 
from the Bureau of Architecture and Tim Lilliquist 
from the Recreation and Park Department were present. 
Ms. Swanson described the scope of the rehabilition 
work to be conducted and proposed that the very small 
art enrichment allocation of $1,600 (minus the Arts 
Commission's 10% administrative fee) could be used as 
a design consultation fee that would enable Ms. Swanson 
to use the services of an artist in determining the j 
design for either the tile pattern in the girls and | 
boys bathrooms, or the glass and tile configuration on 
the facade of the building. This idea was acceptable to 
the Committee members pending the approval of the 
Recreation and Park Department. Mr. Lilliquist was 
asked to communicate with Arts Commission staff regard- 
ing this and the previously mentioned two projects. 
Ms.. Swanson stated her imminent" need to meet with an 
artist in the next 2-3 weeks if indeed the artist is 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTF .S/JULY 16. 1986/PAGE 3_ 
gygjgCTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSS ION 



III. Miraloma Art Enrichment 



IV, 



Mural Design Approval/ 
BusShelter/Sponsored by 
the San Francisco Boys 
and Girls Club 



V. 



Jesus Campusano/Mural 
Design Approval/Lilli Ann 
Building 17th and Treat 



VI. Johanna Poetig/Vicente 
Clemente 



VII. San Francisco Arts 
Conmiission Gallery 



„ .e involve. i„ t.e ^^^^:l:^^ -aSSSS' 

Staff was directed to solicit bj-j-^c 

artists. 

Program Director Marci Klane described the P/°f ^J/°/^f^,^ 

The Commissioners voted to ^PP^^^^f^/.f^f^he Children 

betwee^th! "side .„d the o„t=lde of the .ural and 
stressed the importance of design eontinuity. 

jesns presented . dra.ing of "Var'inutaUrcorc:'-" 
foot mural. Coi-la=lonerLaRocca»a. initial y 

that the -ral .as o-prise -^/^ "^^/.'f ™,i„, ,,.t 

Srs-.aran"ire'aS'rrole„ded the approval of the 

design. 

This mural reflects *»^Pr^,f,f,°-s!"Thf Lr'al^L 
events taking place in the f!'''-'''"" ,^„ ^^^nge 
^''"ri^aLrruire'cZuree-a: roraI.%h. Co™ittee 
necessitated turcneL indicated below, 

ade a f-^-f/^rerwIr Impressed ^ith the quality 
however, °-^^^ J^f "^^e Committee suggested that the 
l/ge'^writfbirdi:- further defined and that Cora.on 
Aquino's image be increased in scale. 
Lisa Hein responded to the f-;;:^;:ri:r; .'^C^rirsioner 

regarding her ^^^^f^ f -"nee n d abo^t tL safety of 
LaRocca was especially ^°"=^^" ^ announcement 
the installation and ^"Sf ^jf '^f ^^^e^ should wear 
for the gallery show -f]'^l[l^'^ll^^Z%urt^.er suggest.. 
flat shoes for the --^f//^^J°%rg^ fwaiver of liabili: 
that the gallery have ^^^^"^J^^^^^thleen Kolba was 
before entering ^he installation regarding this 
directed to check with ^^e City Attorn 7 S^^^^ ^^ 
waiver. Kathleen in ormed the Com^is ^^^^^^ ^^^ 

addition to the ^"f ^l^^^^"' !;idings, video and film 
been scheduled such -P-^^/./jf^ and possibly a per- 
screenings dealing with P^^lic art P .^ 
formance. Kathleen ^^en requested the Co ^^ 
approval for an exhibition E^^^^^Jf^^f ',, November, 19B 
Photo Metro's photographic competition 



VIII. Narsai David/Assryian 

Foundation for the Arts 



„r . „avid i«E"»t,*L"-i;farfrdatLrfir'the 
Sts" Tn'reSvian acu'l^to" 'fred Parhad, had been 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JULY 16, 1986/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



VIII. Narsai David cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

commissioned to create a sculpture of Ashubanipal, 
a King of Assyria in the 7th Century B.C. who was 
a great scholar and was the first person in history 
to establish an extensive library. Claire Isaacs 
was present to comment on the extreme professionalism 
with which this project was being conducted and 
in addition, stated her opinion that the art work 
(actually the maquette for the art work) was of 
excellent quality and workmanship. Mr. David indicated 
to the Committee the interest of the Foundation in 
placing the art work on the steps of the Main Library 
because of the obvious relationship involved. The 
Committee directed Mr. David to speak with the 
Library Commission regarding this interest. Mr. 
David also mentioned that he would investigate the 
possibility of establishing a fund for the future 
maintenance and conservation of the art work. 



Report from Registrar 
- Bruce Hasson's 
Sculpture Base 



Beach Chalet Progress 
Report 



Debra Lehane reported that a material had been 
located which would protect the sculpture base from 
graffitti while not alterning the matte surface of 
the base. The artist volunteered to donate his 
labor to prepare the base and apply the material, 
however, he would not be able to cover the cost of 
the material. Ms. Lehane stated that there would be 
enough anti-graf f itti varnish to allow for its 
application to other sculpture base as well. The 
Committee suggested that Ms. Lehane request this 
small amount from the Finance Committee. 
Ms. Lehane passed around photos taken of the Beach 
Chalet which demonstrate the protective measures 
taken to ensure that no damamge is incurred by the 
murals or wood carvings during construction/renova- 
tion. She then presented her request for treatment 
proposals which will be distributed to 10 conserva- 
tors. The Commissioners were extremely impressed 
with the thoroughness, professionalism and competence 
of the material. Director Isaacs commended Ms. Lehane 
on her tremendous efforts to date and further comment- 
ed that the Arts Commission was establishing a reput- 
ation as a leader in the conservation of public art 
due largely in part to the work of Ms. Lehane. 
Ms. Lehane further reported that she requested spot- 
recessed lighting in Rec and Park bid package for 
vendors. The Commissioners stated that the Arts 
Commission should be involved in the review of what 
will be placed in the building. 



Coit Tower/Project 
Conservator 



Ms. Lehane requested a vote from the Committee which 
would officialy name Anne Rosenthal as the Project 
Conservator for the Coit Tower Mural Restoration. 
She mentioned that although Ms. Rosenthal has been 
listed as the Project Conservator on the NEA grant, 
the Commission had not formally voted to do so. Jill 
Manton stated that although there had been no official 
vote, the Committee was-'in agreement with the selection 
of Ms. Rosenthal at the time of the application. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JULY 16, 1986/PAGE 5 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES. 



t» 



IX. Report from the Registrar 



X. Work Furlough/Art Enrichment 



XI. Purchase of Tom Foolery's 
Art Work for the Hall of 
Justice 



► 



Claire Isaacs expressed her concern regarding 
the importance of an open selection process and 
cautioned the Commissioners that with a project 
as public and important as this one, the Arts 
Commission could be subject to a great deal of 
criticism if we were to select a conservator 
without going through a bidding process. 
The Committee suggested that Ms. Lehane solicit 
the credentials from qualified individuals and 
present them to the Visual Arts Committee for 
their review. The Committee also suggested that 
Elizabeth Cornu from the Fine Arts Museums join 
them in the review of these materials. 

July 24th was scheduled as the date for the first 
meeting of the Selection Panel for the Work Furlough 
Project. 

Jill Manton explained to the Commissioners that 
the artist was not willing to reduce his price for 
the proposed art work, however, he would add a 
protective outer frame for the work for the total 
listed price of !,200. The Commissioners queried 
as to whether the project budget could sustain this 
additional $400 and once, determining that it could, 
they voted to purchase the work for a total of $1,200. 



PLEASE TURN FOR REPORTS & ORDERS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JULY 16, 1986/PAGE l<? 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 

The following items were thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 
they be adopted by the full Commission. 

I. ORDERED: Motion to support the art enrichment concept for Stern Grove 

Clubhouse to consist of either or both of the following: 

a photographic installation documenting the history of Stern Grove, o> 

the replacement and redesign of the stained glass in the window 

sashes in the front of the building. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to support the art enrichment concept for the Sutter 

Field House to commission an artist to create a metal relief 

sculpture for the flue of the fireplace in the building's 

interior. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

III. ORDERED Motion to support the art enrichment concept for the Miraloma 

Field House to consist of awarding an artist a design consultancy 
fee for advising the project architect on the tile configuration 
and design for the project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IV. ORDERED: Motion to approve the design of the mural proposed by the San 

Francisco Boys and Girls Club for the Bus Shelter on Stanyon and 

Waller Streets. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



V. ORDERED: Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Jesus Campusano 

for the Lill Ann building on 17th and Treat Streets 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. ORDERED: Motion to approve both the new location and the modified mural 

design presented by Johanna Poetig and Vicente Clemente for the 
Dimasalang House's new addition. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. ORDERED: SF Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/Photo Metro 

Photo Competition/ Nov. 7- 28 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VIII. ORDERED: Motion to support the intent of the Assryian Foundation for the 

Arts to donate a gift of sculpture to the City if an appropriate 
site is found and as well, a motion to indicate the Committee's 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JULY 16. 1986/PAGE j 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



VIII. cont'd 



approval of the aesthetic merit and quality of the proposed 

art work. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



IX. ORDERED: 



Motion to support the Registrar's request to the Finance 
Committee for $160 to cover the cost of the purchase of 
anti-graf f itti materials to be used on Bruce Hasson's sculpture 
base as well as other projects. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Uanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:15. 



Kospt'cL fully submitted, 

Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JULY 16, 1986/PAGE 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 

The following items were thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 
they be adopted by the full Commission. 

I. ORDERED: Motion to support the art enrichment concept for Stern Grove 

Clubhouse to consist of either or both of the following: 

a photographic installation documenting the history of Stern Grove, or 

the replacement and redesign of the stained glass in the window 

sashes in the front of the building. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to support the art enrichment concept for the Sutter 

Field House to commission an artist to create a metal relief 

sculpture for the flue of the fireplace in the building's 

interior. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

III. ORDERED Motion to support the art enrichment concept for the Miraloma 

Field House to consist of awarding an artist a design consultancy 
fee for advising the project architect on the tile configuration 
and design for the project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

IV. ORDERED: Motion to approve the design of the mural proposed by the San 

Francisco Boys and Girls Club for the Bus Shelter on Stanyon and 

Waller Streets. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



V. ORDERED: Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Jesus Campusano 

for the Lill Ann building on 17th and Treat Streets 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. ORDERED: Motion to approve both the new location and the modified mural 

design presented by Johanna Poetig and Vicente Clemente for the 
Dlmasalang House's new addition. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. ORDERED: SF Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/Photo Metro 

Photo Competition/ Nov. 7- 28 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VIII. ORDERED: Motion to support the intent of the Assryian Foundation for the 

Arts to donate a gift of sculpture to the City if an appropriate 
site is found and as well, a motion to indicate the Committee's 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1986 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, August 27, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



Robert LaRocca 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I. New Art Enrichment 

Coleridege Street Park 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Project Manager Shannon Maloney described 
in detail the design of this small neighborhood 
park. She recommended that the best use of the 
art enrichment monies (approximately $2,200) 
would be to have an artist design a paving 
piece for the entrance to the park which would 
also incorporate into its design the name or 
identity of the park. The Commissioners voted 
to approve this concept and directed staff to 
proceed to develop a list of potential qualifi. 
artists. 



II. Grattan Playground 



Both Shannon Maloney and Jill Manton reported 
on the progress of the project to date. Since 
the last time this project was presented to 
the Committee, it had changed substantially 
in concept due to the fact that the artist 
was unable to create a panel with moving piece, 
within the limitations of the budget. He in- 
stead proposed to create two aluminum panels 
which would be brightly painted with animal 
figures. The Commissioners expressed their 
disappointment that the art would not be inter 
active, nor would it have anything to do with 
a clock concept, which was originally the 
objective, however, they agreed to proceed 
with the new idea in view of the great amount 
of time already dedicated to the project by 
artist and architect, alike. 



IV. Portrero Hill Mural/Nicole 
Emmanuel and Brooke Fancher 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /AUGUST 27, 1986/PAGE2 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

III. Saturn Steps Art Enrichment Shannon Maloney reported to the Committee that there 

were potential problems with this project. The $1,200 
allocated for the purchase of the arch would not cover 
the installation of the art work. In addition, the 
arch would be fabricated of a sheet metal and pipe of 
a minimal thickness that might result in future problems 
regarding longevity, resistance to wind, and vandalism 
or theft. In addition, Ms. Maloney reported that the 
Recreation and Park Department was hesitant about securin 
this arch to their hand-rail for fear that once connected 
Rec and Park would be liable for any damage caused by, 
to, or as a result of the arch. The Committee requested 
that staff work to try to resolve the situation through 
further communication with the artist and the project 
architect, Ms. Cheryl Blehm. 

The project artists reacquainted the Committee with the 
first rendition of the mural which had been approved 
nearly a year ago. They also presented a second revision 
before they introduced the third and final version to tht 
Committee. This final version reflected the results of 
of four month process of review and discussion with the 
neighborhood. The Committee was pleased with the progress 
and development of the art work and complimented the 
artists on the results of their efforts. 

V. Request for Approval to Install Mr. Eugene Behlen and Mr. Glen Angel from the Academy of 
Sculpture by Richard O'Hanlon at Sciences presented for the review of the committee a 
the Academy of Sciences photograph of the proposed work which apparently had 

been donated to the Academy by the Kaplan family. Mr. 
Behlen explained for the benefit of the Committee that 
the Academy was a private, non-profit organization lo- 
cated on public propoerty, therefore, the Commission 
did not have to approve the donation of the work, but 
rather, the design of the art work relative to its 
proposed location at the park. This they did gladly 
because of the exceptional quality of the art work and 
the wonderful opportunity it would provide for the 
public to view the work. 

[Compose letter to Recreation and Park Department to 
inform them of Visual Arts Committee decision and 
their recommendation to the full Commission.] Ref: 
Man ton 



VI. Pier 7 Art Enrichment 



Regina Almaguer reacquainted the Commissioners with the 
project for a pedestrian fishing and recreational pier. 
She distributed drawings for the review of the panel 
which indicated the architectural design of the pier, 
its location, and the proposed location of the sculptur 
Ms. Almaguer reported that the concept to date still 
involved the placement of two vertical sculptural ele- 
ments at the entrance to the pier. The Architects were 
to provide the base upon which the art work would be 
mounted. Ms. Almaguer stated the preference of the 
architect and the Recreation and Park Department for 
the use of bronze or metals as opposed to ceramic tile 
in the design of the columns flanking the pier. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/AUGUST 27. 1986/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



VII. Pier 7 cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The Commissioners directed Ms. Almaguer to convey 
to the others their preference for ceramic tile and 
to obtain any further materials needed to verify the 
strength and durability of the tile. The Commissioners 
also questioned the feasibility of commissioning two 
bronze sculptures for the total project budget of 
$39,000. They suggested that if bronze were to be used 
it might be in the format of cut-out filagree or latice 
work. Lighting could possibly be provided inside the 
sculpture which would make it visible at night as well 
as the day. The Commissioners further stated that the 
eligibility of the project should be limited to Calif or 
nia artists only. 



VIII. 



Glen Park Sub-Station 
New Art Enrichment 



The project design and functional purpose were describe 
to the Committee by Wayne Barcelon and James Wallsten. 
Mr. Barcelon conveyed his thought to the Committee that 
the art enrichment might be used to "decorate or adorn" 
a metal fence with modular components that would be 
located alongside the building. There would be approxim 
tely $4,500 to $5,000 available for this project. Staff 
commented that previously , for an unrealized project, 3 
artists had been asked to develop proposals for a chain 
link fence. Perhaps, these proposals could be restruc- 
tured or adapted for this project. The Committee stated 
that this possibility should be further explored. 



IX. 



Debra Lehane /Report from the 
Registrar 



Ms. Lehane reported that there had been a negative 
staff recommendation from Recreation and Park Departmen 
regarding the acceptance of the Rising Wave sculpture 
by Roger Berry. Staff held the fear that it might 
establish a precedent for the placement of sculpture on 
Twin Peaks, therby, encouraging more requests from 
other artists. Commissioner Hanson stated that we 
should approve of the permanent installation of the 
sculpture at this location. To remove it would be too 
disruptive. Ms. Lehane responded that the removal of 
the sculpture following its two year installation was 
originally considered and evaluated as part of the EIR. 
Commissioner Hanson continued to state that the work 
was appropriately sited and of very fine quality and 
merit. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that he understood 
and sympathized with the concerns of the Recreation ar 
Park Department, stating that perhaps, there should be 
"untouched" area within the park lands. Commissioner 
Rodriguez stated that he was in favor of relocating the 
sculpture if an appropriate site could be located. 



Berry Von Hungengroth was present to discuss Coit Tower 
He mentioned that he is scheduled for a meeting with 
Supervisor Molinari to report on the progress of the 
project to date. The project will not be worked on 
until next winter. Debra Lehane reported that 90% of 
the water leakage had been stopped and that there had 
been no additional damage incurred by the murals, acco 
ing to an inspection made by conservator, Anne Rosenth. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/PAGE 4/AUGUST 27, 1986 



SUBJECTS 



X. Coit Tower 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Commissioner Hanson stated that Debra Lehane should 
attend the meeting with Supervisor Molinari and should 
be involved on an ongoing basis for technical information 
and consultation regarding the continued protection of the 
murals. 



XI. Silver Terrace Renovation 
New Art Enrichment 



^ 



PORTS & ORDERS 



1 . ORDERED : 



Rachel Jordon described the scope of her project to 
renovate the Silver Terrace Filed House. She recommended, 
along with Berry Von Hungengroth, that the $1690 be used 
to purchase art work for the building interior. Ms. Jordon 
suggested that the art work selected might represent both 
the neighborhood and San Francisco. She further suggested 
that a competition be conducted in the community to select 
the most appropriate art work. Discussion ensued among the 
Committee members and Commissioner Rodriguez suggested that 
some of the artists from the arts festival might each be 
commissioned to paint a panel for the building. He suggested 
that we select artists representing each of the different 
ethnic groups. Ms. Jordon then suggested that we work with 
the local school district to conduct a competition in the 
art classes. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize winners would 
be purchased for the facility with the award money going to 
the artist. The Committee suggested that a meeting be held 
after the festival to determine which concept should be 
pursued. 



Approval to proceed with the art enrichment concept for 
the Coleridge Street Park to commission an artist to 
design and fabricate a paving piece which would be set 
into the concrete at the entrance of the park and which would 
somehow incorporate the name or identity of the park. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



Motion to approve the location and design of the Richard 
O'Hanlonsculpture entitled, Sunstone I at the California 
Academy of the Sciences in the Golden Gate Park. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



3 . ORDERED : 



4 . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the design as modified for the Portrero 
Hill Mural by Nicole Emmanuel and Brooke Fancher. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to approve the art enrichment concept at the Glen 

Street Sub-Station to consist of commissioning an artist 

to design a decorative element that would either be applied 

to or integrally a part of a metal fence adjacent to the 

Sub-Station. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:45. 



Submitted byT 






City and County of San Francisco 




Memorandum 



Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DATE: September 8, 1986 



TO: 



Robert LaRocca 



FROM: 



Jill Manton 



SUBJECT: 



Visual Arts Coiranittee Report 



Dear Bob: 

Would you please bring up the following items during the Visual Arts 
Committee report? Thanks 

1. Portrero Hill Mural Design Modification was approved by the full 
Commission and is reflected in the minutes of the Committee. It 
was accidentally omitted from the Consent Calendar. Please have the 
full Commission vote for final approval of the mural as modified. 

2. The Visual Arts Committee voted to support the Commission's application 

to the NEA for an artist/architect collaboration grant. This was scheduled 
to be presented to the Finance Committee on September 2,nd, however 
the meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum. Please refer this to 
the Chair of the Finance Committee for their approval for the Director 
to apply for, expend and receive approximately $40,000± through the 
Friends of the Arts for an artist/architect collaboration on the design 
of an amphitheatre/open performance space in the Childrens' Playground 
of the Golden Gate Park. 

Thank you. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, September 17, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room at A5 Hyde Street. 



AYOR 




ianne Feinstein 




OMMISSIONERS 


I. 


cqueline Nemerovski 




esident 




obert LaRocca 




ce President 


II. 


ernon Alley 




mothy Duncan 




aniey Eichelbaum 




Hanson 


III. 


illiam Paterson 




nna-Marie B- Metwally 




eofge T. Rockrise 


IV. 


ter Rodriguez 




lyne C. Swig 




..^ M- Warburg 




OFFICIO MEMBERS 




esldents of the 


V, 


ne Arts Museum, 




brary Commission, 




gnning Commission, 




creation and Park 


VI. 


jmmission 






VII. 


RECTOR 




aire N. Isaacs 


VIII 




IX. 



Final Payment Authorization/ Joan Brown/Performing 
Arts Garage 

Hall of Justice Art Purchase/Recommendation to 
Purchase Painting by Stan Fullerton 

Pier 7 Art Enrichment Report 

Consideration of Proposal to Accept Sculpture by Jim 
Dine located on Property Adjacent to Moscone Parking 
Garage 

Glen Street Sub-Station Art Enrichment/ 
Review of Possible Solutions 

Report from Registrar 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 



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45 Hyde Streel 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MAYOR 




Oianne Feinstein 




COMMISSIONERS 


I. 


Jacqueline Nemerovski 




President 




Robert LaRocca 




Vice President 


II. 


Vernon Alley 




Timothy Duncan 




Stanley Eichelbaum 




Jo Hanson 


III. 


William Paterson 




Anna-Marie B. Metwally 




George T. Rockrise 


IV. 


,^p|pf Rodriguez 




1 lyne C Swig 




^^ly M. Warburg 




EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 




Presidents of the 


V. 


Fine Arts Museum, 




Library Commission, 




Planning Commission, 




Recreation and Park 


VI. 


Commission 






VII. 


DIRECTOR 




Claire N. Isaacs 


VIII 




IX. 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, September 17, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 

AGENDA 



Final Payment Authorization/ Joan Brown/Performing 
Arts Garage 

Hall of Justice Art Purchase/Recommendation to 
Purchase Painting by Stan Fullerton 

Pier 7 Art Enrichment Report 

Consideration of Proposal to Accept Sculpture by Jim 
Dine located on Property Adjacent to Moscone Parking 
Garage 

Glen Street Sub-Station Art Enrichment/ 
Review of Possible Solutions 

Report from Registrar 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 



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45 Hyde Sireet 

Suite 319 

Sail Froncisco, CA 9-1102 

415 558 J4()J 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
OCTOBER 17, 1986 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Friday, October 17, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



MAYOR 
Dianne Fe 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 
Peter Rodriguez 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Jo Hanson 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



COMMISSIONERS 



Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B- Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
^' M, Warburg 

W^ OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



New Art Enrichment 
Sheriff's Department 
Work Furlough 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested when appropriate. 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The following persons were in attendance to 
discuss and determine the art enrichment 
concept for the Work Furlough Facility: Eileen 
LeBlond, Michael LaVigne, Sheriff's Dept.; 
Mark Dorian, Bureau of Architecture; Greg Barton, 
Design Partnership. All of the concepts previous- 
ly discussed were summarized and presented to 
the attendees. Ms. LeBlond stated that the 
preference of Sheriff Hennessey would be to 
commission a metal sculpture for the right front 
facade of the building or to install a sculpture 
or mobile within the building itself. Greg Barton 
commented that a sculpture on the right side of 
the building facade would most certainly destroy 
the strong symmetry of the building's architecture 
design. Lt. LaVigne stated his preference for 
either a ceramic tile design or a frieze for the 
central portion of the building's facade, above tl 
entrance marquis. The project architect concurred 
that this would also be his first choice. The 
Commissioners agreed to support this decision to 
commission an artist to create a vertical design 
above the marquis that would serve to emphasize t' 
building's symmetry and facade. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 




Report from the 
Registrar: Collection 



Motion to approve the acceptance of a hand-colore 
photograph by Sally Wetherby 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the acceptance of two black and 
white photographs from Michelle Maria Boleyn 
because of their historical and archival important 



V JSUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ OCTOBER 17, 1986/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



II. Report from tlie Registrar 



111. Staff Goals and Objectives 



Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the acceptance of a photo tryptich 
from Elizabeth Sunday 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

The Committee decided to schedule a special meeting to 
review and discuss the goals and objectives recently 
submitted by staff. Commissioner LaRocca suggested that 
the Commission establish a policy to purchase an art work 
from each exhibition at the Arts Commission gallery. 
He proposed that the Director set aside a certain amount 
every year with which to accomplish this, or that perhaps, 
7-10 thousand dollars a year could be funded by the 
Public Art Fund. 



IV. Presentation of Material The Committee viewed a sample of the material representin; 
from Arion Press the Arion Press. Although they agreed that the work was 

handsome and of fine quality, the stated their belief 
that percent for art funds should be used to purchase 
the work of living artists and their preference to pur- 
chase original unique works of art as opposed to multiples 
The exception would be those works that could only be 
affordable^px— purchase in a multiple format. 

Tliere being no further businese-T'The Committee meeting was adjourned at A: 15 PM. 




Jill Manton 
Codrdinator , Art 



in Public Places 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES /NOVEMBER 19,1986 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, November 19, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



iam Paterson 
a-Marie B. Metwally 
irge T. Rockrise 
iriguez 
•" C. Swig 
< (vi. vVarburg 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were throroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (when appropriate.) 



6th and Folsom 
New Art Enrichment 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Hal Brandeis and Maria Williams were present 
from Marquis and Associates along with Robert 
Appleton from the Bureau of Architecture to 
provide the Committee members with a general 
description of the project's design and program. 
Mr. Brandreis requested the Committee' s endorsement 
of the architects' concept for art enrichment. The 
concept for the $44,000 budget was for an artist 
to design a screen like structure for an area in- 
between the basketball court and a concrete wall 
belonging to the parking structure next door. The 
area for the screen would be approximately 75 x 30'. 
Commissioner LaRocca had several objections to this 
proposal. First of all, he was concerned about the 
lack of visibility and accessibility to the art work 
with its placement in that corner of the project. He 
further suggested that the architects consider placing 
an art work in the two corners of the park property 
that would be most visible both to persons inside the 
park as well as persons on the park exterior. He was 
also concerned that the art work could become a 
liability with its proximity to the basketball. A 
player could run into, collide with or back up into 
the metal screen causing great injury to himself and 
possibility the art work. Much discussion ensued re- 
garding the method in which to proceed with the project. 
Commissioners Hanson suggested that a small group of 
artists be assembled to review and analyze the project 
These artists would be aked for their opinion of the 
most appropriate concept for the project. Staff 
commented that it might be difficult to follow through 
on this sueeestion without compensating the participat- 



VISUAL ART S COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /NOVEMBER 19. 1986/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

I. 6th and Folsotn Recre- ing artists. The question also arose as to whether the 
ation Center artists who developed the concept would be eligible to 

/ apply for the project. It was finally decided that staff 

would develop a list of 15 - 20 capable, qualified and 
sensitive artists who would be appropriate for this project. 
Slides representing the work of these artists would be 
shown to the Selection Panel who would in turn select 
three artists who would be asked to develop and submit 
proposals specifically for that project. 

II. Douglas Field House Project Architect T.C.Chen described the scope of the work 

to be undertaken at the Douglas Field House in Noe Valley. 
He proposed along with Berry Von Hungengroth from the 
Bureau of Architecture that the $2,500 for art enrichment 
be used to commission an artist to create a medallion like 
design for the center of the building facade. This could be 
done in either ceramic tile or in relief. The artist would 
be responsible for the design and fabrication of the art work 
and the architects will be responsbile for the installation or 
mounting. It was also suggested that the art work be recessed 
into the wall. Fiberglass or glasscrete could be used in this 
application. The Commissioners agreed to endorse the concept. 

III. Sharon Building Art Berry Von Hungengroth from the Bureau of Architecture showed 
Enrichment detailed drawings to the Committee which illustrated the 

scope of work to be accomplished in Phase III of the building's 
restoration. In view of the exacting quality of the workmanship 
and the building's ornate and handsome design, the Committee 
agreed to waive the art enrichment requirement. The Committee 
had also been informed by the architect that plans were underway 
for the eventual installation of stained glass in the Sharon 
Building, to be designed and fabricated by the Glass Art Dept. 
at the Sharon Building. The Commissioners also stated that a 
letter should be sent to Mary Burns informing her of the Committee 
decision and commenting on the very high quality of workmanship 
in the restoration of the building. 

IV. Northern Station Art Project Architect Mark Primeau presented the Committee with 
Enrichment drawings that illustrated the buildings interior and exterior 

design. Lt. Tom Suttmeir commented on the use of the building 
and indicated the preferred areas for the installation of 
art work. These areas were are follows: ceramic tile on the 
outer facade of the building or in the public lobby; paintings 
in the community room; sculpture in the building's promenade. 
The project budget will be about $36,000. Staff was instructed 
to work with Mr. Primeau and Lt. Suttmeir to further develop and 
consolidate the project. 

V. Arts Commission Gallery Kathleen Kolba requested approval of this exhibition in which 
Chain Reaction the Board of Directors each nominate an artist who in turn 

nominates another artist who in turn nominiates another artist. 

The work of all three artists are exhibited in the same area. 
^ In reading over the list of artists to be invited. Commissioner 

I Hanson expressed concern regarding the lack of women artists 

represented. Ms. Kolba pointed out that several of the atypical 

names in fact represented women and that women comprised at- 

least half of the exhibiting artists. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/NOVEMBER 19. 19R6/PAr,F. 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



VI. Curatorial Recommendations 



[It should be noted that Commissioner La Rocca left 
the meeting at approximately 5:15. Those items 
presented after his departure will appear as recommended 
items under Visual Arts Committee Reports.] 
Staff stated that Ms. Blanche Pastorini was considering 
the possible donation of her collection to the San Francisco 
Arts Commission with the understanding that the collection 
would remain substantially intact. Commissioner Hanson 
asked that our interest in the Pastorini Collection be 
conveyed to Ms. Pastorini. 



Staff recommended the acceptance of a photograph by 
Trice Cunningham. Commissioner Hanson recommended that 
it be accepted with gratitude. 



VII. Restoration of James Lick 
Monument 



Staff recommended the acceptance of a painting by Fred 
Reichman from the estate of John Humphries. Commissioner 
Hanson recommended that it be accepted with gratitude. 

Staff recommended the acceptance of A bronze panels 
created on the theme of Liberty. Commissioner Hanson 
recommended their acceptance with gratitude. 

Debra Lehane stated that there was a possibility to 
save a great deal of money by having the granite pedestal 
restored at this time while the scaffolding was still in 
tact rather than waiting to a future time period. Apparently 
a new system of cleaning the granite could be employed. 
The project conservator would be asked to sub-contract the 
pedestal cleaning to the contractor and therefore, this 
could be accomplished without initiating a new contract. 
Commissioner Hanson recommended that the conservator's 
contract be increased by $5,500 with which to accomplish 
this if the work is to be conducted at this time. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



MOTION TO ENDORSE THE ART ENRICHMENT CONCEPT FOR THE DOUGLAS FIELD 
HOUSE TO CONSIST OF A MEDALLION OR RELIEF DESIGN THAT WOULD BE APPLIED 
TO OR RECESSED INTO THE BUILDING FACADE. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the waiver of art enrichment for the Sharon Building. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 
I 4. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve final payment to Jim Dong and Gail Aratani Dong 
for their mural projects through the Mural Resource Center . $4 ,570 

SF Arts Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval/Chain Reaction 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/NOVEMBER 19, 1986/PAGE A 

REPORTS & ORDERS 

5. ORDERED: Motion to approve final payment of $40,000 to Manuel Palos for the 
restoration of statuary at the Legion of Honor. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM. 
Resfiectfully submitted. 





Jifll Man ton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 



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5 Hyde Street 

uite 319 

an Fianciico, CA 94102 

15 558 3-163 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



DECEMBER 17, 1986 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held on 
Wednesday, December 11, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room at A5 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



lAVOR 




ianne Feinstein 






1. 


OMMISSIONERS 




fqueline Nemerovski 
'esident 




obert LaRocca 
ice President 


II. 


ernon Alley 
rnothy Duncan 
aniey Eichelbaum 
1 Hanson 
'illiam Paterson 
ina-Macie B. Metwally 
eorge T. Rockrise 
'ler Rodriguez 
Dselyne C. Swig 
:\ix M. Warburg 


III. 
IV. 


f ICIO MEMBERS 




esidents of the 
ne Arts Museum, 
brary Commission, 
anning Commission, 
^creation and Park 


V. 


jmmission 


VI. 


IRECTOR 


VII. 


aire N. Isaacs 






VIII 




IX, 




X. 


' 


XI. 



N 



D 



Proposal to Place Sculpture by Aristedes Demitrios 
in Park on 7th and Anza Streets/Presentation by 
Mrs. Muriel Leff 

Review of Glass Design for Stern Grove Field House 
Kimiko Kogure/Berry Von Hungengroth 

Mural Design Review/Bettsy Miller Kusz/Mission 
Recreation Center/Eureka Valley Recreation Center 
Presentation by Claire Anderson and Betsy Miller Kusz 

SF Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval 
Exhibition from Open Studio Artists 

Review of Proposal or Installation by Roger Berry and 
Helen Escovedo 

Report from the Registrar - Conservation and Donations 

San Francisco Police Academy Screening Schedule 

Grattan Playground/Review of Slides Documenting Finished 
Panels/Final Payment Authorization 

Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 






VISUAL ARTS CO^MITTEE 



December 17, 1986 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, December 17, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Robert LaRocca 



rr NemefovsW 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



There being no quorum. Commissioner LaRocca proceeded to review all 
items on the agenda. He will present each item with his recommendation 
to the full Arts Commission at its January 5, 1987 meeting. 



SUBJECTS 



Proposal to Place Sculpture 
by Aristedes Demetrios in 
Arguello Park 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Community members Mrs. Muriel Leff , 
Mr. Edward Lawson, Mrs. Marilyn Schwartz 
and Mr. Harold Korf were present to 
describe their proposal to the Committee. 
Mrs. Leff explained that the park first 
came into being 20 years ago through the 
efforts, funding and physical work of the 
community. Now, 20 years, later, they wish 
to install a sculpture by Aristedes Demetrios 
which they had viewed during the Arts Com- 
mission Arts Festival in the Civic Center 
Plaza. Apparently, funding for the sculpture 
will be provided by the Open Space Committee 
of the Recreation and Park Department. 
Commissioner LaRocca lauded the efforts of 
the community and commented upon the merit 
of the art work by Mr. Demetrios. He further 
stated his approval of the placement of 
the sculpture in the park, but also made 
the following recommendations: that either 
a staff person or a commissioner should be 
present when the sculpture is delivered to 
determine its final orientation; that the 
sculpture should be placed on an concrete 
base and there should be appropriate footings 
below the ground surface. These drawings 
will have to be reviewed and approved by 
City engineers. Commissioner LaRocca also 
proposed a few different ways in which to 
accomplish the lighting of the sculpture. 
He stated that the sculpture could be lit 
from within or that there could be a light 
source on the three sides of the sculpture 
or that there could be a beam light in the 



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II.Kimiko Kogure/Stern Grove Art 
Enrichment 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/PAGE 2/DECEMBER 17. 1986 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

I. Arguello Park Sculpture Proposal shrubs. Commissioner LaRocca suggested 

that the sculptor be consulted for his 

input . 

Commissioner LaRocca reviewed the samples 
of sand-blasted glass prepared by the artist. 
She designed a Victorian motif which will 
be pattern-fabricated in cobalt blue glass, 
as well as an antique red and yellow. 
Commissioner LaRocca was impressed with the 
fine quality of the artist's work and approved 
both her design and the decisions she made 
regarding the coloration of the various win- 
dows of the building. 

III. Mural Design Review/Betsy Miller Kusz/ Commissioner LaRocca reviewed the drawings 



Mission Recreation Center and Eureka 
Valley Recreation Center 



J 



IV. Artist in Residence Exchange 



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prepared by the artist for these two projects. 
It was explained that the labor and materials 
for these two projects was to be donated . 
The mural at Eureka Valley was to be painted 
by the artist in conjunction with teen-agers 
and adolescents from the neighborhood. The 
mural for the Mission Recreation Center was 
comprised of the art work and design of the 
children who use thefacility. The artist, 
Ms. Miller-Kusz, was to coordinate their 
efforts into an artistic composition. Commis- 
sioner LaRocca stated the need for careful 
coordination of the childrens' imagery to 
maintain a compositional integrity. He 
recommended the approval of the both projects 
and commended the Recreation and Park Dept. 
staff for initiating and sponsoring a project 
such as this . 

Commissioner LaRocca was informed about a 
proposal to bring artists from Mexico to the 
Mission Recreation Center to serve as an 
artist in residence. The artist finalists 
would be selected dependant upon their ability 
to fulfill the specific needs of the project 
sponsor ( in this case, a figurative wooden 
sculpture and a mural). The finalists' work 
will be reviewed by the Recreation and Park 
Dept. and the Arts Commission to arrive at 
the final selection of artists. The artists 
will be responsible for the cost of their 
transportation to the MRC, however, the MRC 
will provide a studio space, materials and 
a temporary residence within the community. 
Commissioner LaRocca thought this program 
would provide the community with a wonderful 
opportunity and he conveyed his strong 
endorsement of the concept. 



viDUAL /vKia ^uwuilhl i MEETING MINUTES /PAGE S/DECEMBER 17, 1986 
SUBJECTS ADMINIS TRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



IV. Final Payment Approval/ 
Linda Scheiffler 



Debra Lehane presented a request for final payment 
authorization for Linda Scheiffler for the conservatior 
of the Pioneer Monument. She further requested that 
Commissioner LaRocca request that the item under last 
months Visual Arts Committee report regarding an 
approval to sandblast the granite and increase the 
contract amount be deleted from the Commission records 
as it should have been at last months' meeting. 

V. San Francisco Arts Commission Commissioner LaRocca reviewed slides of artists who 
Gallery Exhibition Approval were selected from among the participants in the 
Open Studio Exhibition Open Studios conducted last fall. He approved the 

exhibition as scheduled. 

VI. San Francisco Police Academy A tentative screening date was scheduled for Friday, 

January 16, 1987. 



Vll.Work Furlough Facility 



VIII. Grattan Playground/Joe 
Slusky 



IX. Proposed Donations to the 
Collection 



A tentative screening date was scheduled for Wednesday, 
January 14, 1987 at 3:30 PM. 



Commissioner LaRocca was extremely pleased with the 
first panel produced by Joe Slusky for the Grattan 
Playground 



Commissioner LaRocca recommended that the Commission 
accept with gratitude the following works of art: 
a watercolor by Nat Levi, donated by Mrs. Levi; 
14 artworks from the collection of Jo Hanson 



X. Placement of Rudolf Hajnal 
Sculptural Panels 



Commissioner LaRocca was informed that Director Isaacs 
has been involved in determining an appropriate loca- 
tion for the four bronze and gold-leaf panels by 
sculptor Rudolf Hajnal. Because of the subject matter 
of the panels which depicts various episodes in the 
history of the United States, Director Isaacs thought 
that placement of the panels in a Federal building 
might be appropriate and meaningful. She spoke with 
Judge Wachtel and determined the possibility of 
placing the sculpture in the court where immigrants 
are sworn in as U.S. citizens. Before proceeding, 
Director Isaacs wanted to ascertain if the Commission 
would approve the "loan" of the four panels for 
purposes of exhibition in the Federal Court. Commissionei 
LaRocca had no objection to the loan of the art work 
and will recommend to the full Commission the approval 
of this loan. 



XI. Candlestick Point Recreation 
Area 



Commissioner LaRocca indicated his strong support 
of this collaborative endeavor. He was informed 
by staff of the project's status and he recommended 
that the Commission send a letter of support to the 
State regarding this project and urging the state 
legislature to allocate the additional 1 million 
dollars necessary to accomplish the project. 



There being no further business, thenjeeting was 
Respectfully submitted ^y/^' /jy^^V^,^ ^ 



adjourned at 5:00 PM. 
Jill Manton, Coordinator, Art in Public 

Places 



City and County of San Francisco 




Memorandum 



Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DATE: December 24, 1986 

fQ. The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
FROM: Jill Manton, Coordinator, Art in Public Place 
SUBJECT: Various Upcoming Meetings for the Month of January 



Happy Holidays to all of you!! 

January will be a busy month for us. I want to make certain that 
you have all of these dates scheduled ahead of time because your 
presence will be most important. 

January 14, 1987 @ 3:30 PM - First Screening for Sheriff's Work Furlough 

Location: Arts Commission Conference Room 

January 16, 1987 (3 3:00 PM - Final Slide Screening for SF Police Academy 

Location: SF Police Academy - Diamond Heights 
(I will send a set of directions or if you 
prefer, I can arrange for us to be picked up 
at the Arts Commission office by Lt. Berry's 
staff.) 

January 21, 1987 03:00 PM - First Visual Arts Committee meeting of the 

new year. 
Location: Arts Commission Conference Room 



Janaury 29, 1987 @4:00 



Reception in honor of Joan Brown upon the 
completion of her project at the Performing 
Arts Garage 
Location: Kimballs Restaurant - 300 Grove Street 



Please let me know if you will be unable to attend any of these meetings. 




(415) 558-3463 



45 HYDE STREET - ROOM 319 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94102 




45 Hyde Street 
Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 
415 558 3463 



COMMISSIONERS 



Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 



a 



FFICIO MEMBERS 
t»siHents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



MINUTES - Arts Festival Meeting 2/18/87 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Rodriguez, Hanson 

STAFF: Isaacs, Theilen, Roarty, Manton, Almaguer 

The introduction by Arts Commission Director Claire Isaacs on the Arts 
Festival that will be coordinated through the Visual Arts Committee. In 
1986, the sculpture show that was under Michael Bell was the theme for 
last year's festival. A young people's festival, this year's theme, has 
been underway since November. The Coordination is with the Neighborhood 
Arts Program, in view of the NAP's past involvement in arts education and 
young people's projects. Bill Roarty, who took a leave of absence from 
Graphic Services of the Friends of Support Services for the Arts will 
be the festival's coordinator. A visual arts curator, Mia Gonzales and 
a performing arts coordinator, Mark Anthony have been hired. The Support 
Services for the Arts will also assist with the festival's production. 
Tchnical Services staff Ernie Rivera and Graphics Services staff will pro- 
vide the production assistance for the festival's set-up and promotional 
materials (respectively) . 

The SF Unified School District have provided assistance through the 
work of Pam Sharpe and Sally Ryan. The festival will be located in the 
Golden Gate Park concourse are, and is scheduled for May 2-6. 

Festival Coordinator Bill Roarty reported on the festival, which will show- 
case young people from grades K - 12. The festival exhibition and events 
in the park concourse will be supported by additional exhibitions in the 
De Young Museum, Asian Art Museum and Academy of Science. Plans for arts 
demonstrations, events and exhibits will be finalized shortly for all three 
institutions. 

The festival dates May 2-6 was designated to maximize participation by 
families on the weekend dates (5/2-5/3) and include field trips by students 
on the following weekdays 5/4-5/6. It is expected that students from public, 
parochial and private schools, as well as community organizations will at- 
tend. Community arts organizations have been contacted and will be partici- 
pating in the performing and visual arts. The concourse will be designed 
for visual arts demonstrations and exhibits on both sides of the area. Two 
large stages (12'x32' and 20'x20') and two smaller stages will be set up to 
enclose the area. All stages will be low to the ground. 

The curriculum suggestion by the school district for its students to par- 
ticipate in this festival will include the theme of "bridging", i.e., the 
Golden Gate Bridge as a feat of construction as well as a connector reaching 
all cultures for our enrichment. 

(See attached press release from M. M. Ryan, and questionnaire to arts organi- 
zations and individuals'- 300 copies distributed). 




•45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 



FEBRUARY 18, 1987 



MAYOR 
Dianne Fe 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, February 18, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 



Robert LaRocca 
Vice Piesident 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
)o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B, Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M, Warburg 

CIO MEMBERS 
ents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 



•^■^e 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



Robert LaRocca 



There being a quroum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

SUBJECTS : The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 

administrative directives suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 



James Phillip's 
Mural Proposal for 
Caltrans 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The Committee was pleased to learn of this 
collaborative project between Caltrans and 
the California Arts Council. They approved 
the artist's design without hesitation. The 
Commissioners were further informed that the 
mural will be placed 8 to 10 feet above ground 
level, hopefully serving to protect the mural 
from any potential vandalism. 

Issue of Jurisdiction The Commissioners were informed that for the 
of Visual Arts Comm. first time, the Mural Resource Center had 

entered into contract directly with OCD for 
the 1987 mural projects. In the past, the 
contracts were channeled through the Arts 
Commission and insurance was provided by the 
Arts Commission. The Arts Commission also had 
reviewed the design of each and every mural pro- 
posal as well. Now the Committee raised the 
question of whether they legally had the authority 
to continue the review of mural designs for pri- 
vate properties, especially since the Arts Comm- 
ission was no longer a party to the contract. The 
Commissioners said that the City Attorney must be 
consulted regarding this. 



Regarding Murals on 
Private Property 



Ben Franklin Statue/ 
Replacement of Plaque 



Debra Lehane requested permission from the 
Committee for the replacement of an identification 
plaque for the statue by the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. The Committee approved this 
request but suggested that the DAR be encouraged 
to provide the funds for the restoration of the 
statue. 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



IV. Northern Police Station 
Art Enrichment 



V. Mural Resource Center 



Several concepts for various locations were 
reviewed by the members of the Visual Arts 
Committee along with Lt. Tom Suttmeir and 
Project Architect, Mark Primeau. After much 
discussion the following ideas were decided 
upon: a mural on two walls of the community 
room. Suggested subject matter might deal 
with the history and evolution of the Western 
Addition. Commissioner Rodriguez suggested that 
an artist of each ethnic origin participate in 
the painting of the mural. For the lobby, two 
concepts are being considered. One would involve 
two paving pieces at the two entrances to the 
lobby. These pieces might work in an interpretative 
way with the symbols of the police badge. The 
materials used could be tile, terrazzo, granite, 
marble, etc. Another idea would be to have an 
artist create a sand-blasted or etched glass relief. 
Suggested subject matter might be a cityscape of SF. 
For the entry promenade, it was also suggested 
that an artist be commissioned to do either a 
ceramic tile mural or a relief sculpture. Staff 
was directed to conduct further research on all 
of these concepts. 

Gail Aratoni Dong's contract completion date was 
extended. In addition. Commissioner Jo Hanson 
spoke to MRC Director Luz DeLeon regarding the 

issues of mural restoration and permanence. 
She inquired as to whether the MRC is considering 

work in a more permanent medium, such as tile. 
Due to time and a long agenda, this discussion 
was to be continued at at later date. 



VI. Proposed Acceptance of Cresh 



VII. 1987 Arts Festival 



Michael Bell recommended that the Arts Commission 
accept the cresh which is currently in storage in 
City Hall. Questions were raised regarding the 
origin of the art work, the ability of the Arts 
Commission to safely store and maintain the work 
and the appropriateness of the Cresh for the City 
Collection. No acion was taken at this time. Staff 
was directed to obtain more specific information 
for next month's meeting. 

Claire Isaacs informed the Committee that the 
Festival Committee has been disbanded and that 
the Festival would now be scheduled before the 
Visual Arts Committee at its regular monthly meetings 
Festival Director Bill Roarty provided an update 
for the Committee (see attached.) 



VIII. SF Arts Commission Gallery 



n 



Anne Meissner and Kathleen Kolba presented 
slides of the artists proposed for the Ceramic Art 
exhibition. In addition, they informed the VAC 
of the upcoming sound installation by Bill Fontana 
in City Hall and the outdoor exhibition space. The 
Commissioners suggested that the gallery work w/ 
our PR staff to try to get national coverage in 
Art Forum, Art News, Art in America, Wall Street 



VISUAL ART S COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/FEBRUARY 18, 1987/PAGE 



SUBJECTS 



VIII. Gallery cont'd 



IX. 



Public Art Exhibition 
by Jenny Holzer 



X. Griffith Pump Station 
Art Enrichment 



Q 



XI. Old Business 
Police Academy 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Journal, etc. Staff also informed the Committee that 
the planned to publish a catalog representing all of 
the projects underwritten by the Security Pacific grant. 

The Commissioners learned of the artist's upcoming 
exhibition at Artspace and agreed to support and endorse 
the placement of the artist's messages in various public 
sites throughout the City. Staff was directed to assist 
in whatever manner possible. 

The site for theincorporation of the art work was 
discussed by the Committee. Jill Manton reported on 
a recent meeting with Leonard Hunter to solicit his 
ideas regarding the project. He had suggested that the 
area inbetween the terraced open space and the building 
be used as the site for the art work. He further stated 
and both staff and Committee agreed that the almost 
processional stairway of the landscape design would then 
actually lead to something. Commissioner Hanson suggested 
that we also might consider inviting an artist to develop 
a series of fundtional furniture pieces that would allow 
the community to better use the open space. Commissioner 
Rodriguez suggested that a vertical element in the open 
area might be appropriate. Staff was directed to obtain 
more specific information about the area in question. 

Commissioner Rodriguez expressed his concern that a greater 
representation of minority artists was not included in the 
selection of pre-f inalists for the project. Staff responded 
that the restriction of the subject matter to imagery 
related specifically to San Francisco precluded the par- 
ticipation of a wider range of artists. After much 
discussion, it was decided that the final screening would 
go forth with the paintings selected by both Commission 
and Police Dept. at the last meeting of the Selection 
Panel. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Motion to approve the design of James Phillip's mural 
project for Caltrans and the California ARts Council at 
the 22nd Street Station. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: 



^ 



ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the acceptance and placement of a 

plaque on the Benjamin Franklin state in Washington 

Square Park, donated by the Daughters of the American 

Revolution. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to extend the completion date of Gail Aratoni Dong's 

mural project until June 30th, 1987. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



5. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the Ceramic Art Exhibition proposed fpr 
the Arts Commission Gallery. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Kathleen Kolba 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to support and endorse an exhibition of public art 
by Jenny Holzer at Artspace and other public sites. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:50PM, 
;tfully submitted. 





Jliy -lanton, C^bYdinator , Art in Public Places 




•15 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1987 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinsteir 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, July 15, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at A5 Hyde Street. 

AGENDA 



COMMISSIONERS 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 
Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
)o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peler Rodriguez 
RoselyneC, Swig 
Jsi'x M. Warburg 

■~^J. ■ iCIO MEMBERS 
Presidents ol the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



II. 

III. 

IV. 
V. 



New Art Enrichment: Discussion of Project Eligibility and/or 
Determination of Concept 

- City Hall 

- Mission Dolores 

Report from the Registrar re: 

- Beach Chalet 

- Co it Tower 

Northern Police Station Art Enrichment 

- August 4, 1987 Screening 

Griffith Pump Station - Review of Prospectus 

Christine Puskas/Presentation of Revised Mural Design for 
Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 



Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1987 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, July 15, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 



Robeil LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timotliy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Palerson 
Ann.i-Marie B. Metwally 
CeorKO T Rnrkrise 
VrJs! RodriRuez 

m I c. Swig 

.^f. .Varhurg 

EX OFFK lO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum. 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 



PETER RODRIGUEZ 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate) . 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



New Art Enrichment 
- Mission Dolores 
Field House 



Project Architect Russ Abel presented drawings 
of this project to make the public restrooms 
accessible to handi-capped persons. The architect 
requested that the art enrichment be waived 
on this project in consideration of the $30,000 
construction budget and the extremely limited 
scope of the project. The Committee voted to 
waive the art enrichment requirement in view of 
the above. 



New Art Enrichment 
- City Hall Fitness 
Program 



Project Architect Russ Abel presented drawings 
of this project to convert existing unused restroom 
space in the basement of City Hall to locker and 
shower rooms for City employees. This would be the 
first phase of an on-site fitness program for all 
City employees. There would be a $1,500 budget for 
art enrichment. Some ideas suggested were: 

- award the $1,500 to an artist to work with the 
architect to develop imaginative and appropriate 
ceramic tile patterning for the shower rooms; 

- commission an artist to design small floor or 
wall pieces in ceramic tile that represented in 
some manner the concept of fitness; 

- commission an artist to place glass work in the 
door panels. 

After some discussion, the Committee decided that 
the small fee would be best used by bringing an 
artist on board to work with the architect to en- 
hance the overall project design . 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JULY 15. I987/PAGE2 



SUBJECT 

III. Christine Puskas/ 
Upper Noe Valley 
Recreation Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Ms. Puskas presented her third design revision to the 
Committee. She had significantly changed the content 
of the mural which now represented a topographical 
view of the world with people of different races 
superimposed upon itssurface. For the most part, the 
Commissioners were pleased with the new subject 
matter, however they still felt that the mural proposal 
needed further revision. Specific comments were made 
regarding the scale of the figures represented, the 
manner of rendering the water /ocean areas, and the 
relationship of the figures to the existing door and 
to each other, in space and scale. The artist was 
directed to work these suggestions into her mural and 
to return to the Committee. 



IV. Northern Police Station 
Art Enrichment 

V. Report from the Registrar 



New Business 



The first screening for this project was scheduled 
for Tuesday, August 4, 1987 at 10:00 AM . 

Debra Lehane reported that the progress was being made 
on the preparation of the contracts for the conservation 
of the murals under the direction of the City Attorney 
and the Human Rights' Commission. At their strong 
recommendation, all members of the original advisor;.' 
board would have to be replaced. The new members arc. 
Linda Scheiffler, Lesley Bone, and Mark Simpson. The 
frescoes were soon to be inspected for any new damage 
that was incurred during construction while they were 
under the cover of a protective barrier. 
Re: Coit Tower, Ms. Lehane reported on the results of 
a recent meeting held with the Landmarks Advisory 
Board, the State Office of Historic Renovation, the 
Bureau of Architecture, Rec and Park and the project 
conservator. Problems were discussed and resolved. 
The Arts Commission was placed in charge of administer- 
ing the Historic Preservation Grant received by Rec 
and Park. A new protective barrier system was to be 
developed . 

Re: Mothers' Building, Ms. Lehane reported on the 
emergency status of the mural on the west wall of 
the building. She requested the Committee's support 
of an emergency allocation from the Finance Coimnitt'ie 
to correct and stabilize the problem. The Committer 
also suggested that these concerns should be made 
known to the City. 

Director Isaacs stopped in to remind the Committee 
of the Joint Committee that had been established 
by both the Library and Arts Commissions to determine 
an appropriate location for the statue of Assrybanypah 



f^ 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



Motion to waive art enrichment requirement for Mission Dolores 

Field House. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to support concept of nviting an artist to work with 
the architect on the design of the shower rooms for City Hall 
for a total budget not to exceed $1,350. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



MINUTES /WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1987 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, August 19, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 'Room 
at the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 
Jacqueline Nemero\ 



Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
|o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T Rockrise 
Pell 



i.Rodrigu 



i Swig 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents o( the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 



Mural Design Ms. Poethig explained the history and development 
Review/Proposal of the project to the Committee. She spoke of her 
for Harvey Milk efforts to communicate with the community and the 
Recreation Center staff at the Recreation Center and the design research 
by Johanna Poethig she conducted at the Harvey Milk Archives. With the 

use of photographs, the artist demonstrated the spec- 
ific sources for elements of her mural proposal. 
The Committee members were provided with copies of 
the petitions signed by residents in support of the 
mural along with copies of numerous letters of support 
from the local community and the arts community of 
San Francisco. The artist explained that the mural 
was originally proposed for the east facade of the 
building, but the Recreation and Park Department had 
approved a south wall location following protests 
from property owners within viewing distance of the 
east side. The artist had prepared a new design "car- 
toon" for the new location and both the original 
design and the revised design were presented to the 
Committee. Commissioner Hanson stated that the purview 
of the Committee was the design of the mural, not its 
location or whether or not it should be at that loca- 
tion. The Commissioners wanted clarification as to 
whether the mural would be located on the intermediate 
plane of the facade and if so, how would that portion 
of the design read if one were to turn a corner and 
view it from the side? The artist responded that 
that portion of the design can stand by itself .The 
Commissioners questioned the artist about the wall 
inbetween the two portions of the mural. She responded 
that it was a wall of windows. Commissioner LaRocca 
asked the Committee members to comment on the artistic 
merit of the proposal. Commissioner Hanson responded 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /AUGUST 19. 1987/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 

[. Johanna Poethig's Mural 

Proposal for the Harvey 

Milk Recreation Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

in favor the mural design. Commissioner Rodriguez wanted 
to verify that the portrait would be a good likeness of 
the late Harvey Milk. Johanna responded that she would work 
from actual photographs in painting the face. Commissioner 
LaRocca stated that the checkered costume of the clown 
brings the eye of the viewer to that point in the overall 
composition. He further stated his concern that the flower 
form in the background was much more active and verbose than 
the portrait of Harvey Milk. He was concerned that it might 
subtract from the overall impact of the mural and that Harvey 
Milk might appear to be lost in the flower/flame. The meeting 
was then opened to discussion. The comments from the public 
are summarized as follows: 

Stephen Gray - Mr. Gray stated that the concept of turning 
all or part of Duboce Park into a tribute for Harvey Milk 
had never been broght to a public forum. He further stated 
that the present location of the mural would provide it 
a very limited visibility. He continued stating that the 
Duboce Triangle Assoc, is on record as having voted against 
this particular mural proposal. Mr. Gray commented upon the 
deteriorating' condition of the building's stucco surface and 
the future likelihood of the mural peeling and fading. He 
ended his statement with a request that the Commission consid 
if there might be another more appropriate format for a last- 
ing tribute. 

Maurice Belote - President of the Harvey Milk Lesbian and 
Gay Democratic Club - Mr. Belote commented on the appropriate 
ness of the design for those persons acquainted with Harvey 
Milk in view of his very theatrical and clown-like nature. 
Helen Prince - Ms. Prince identified herslf as a film-maker 
and resident of the community. She stated that she and her 
daughters frequently use the park. She commented that she 
loved the mural design and that it will be an asset to 
the community, providing color and light much needed. 
Randy Damron - Coordinator, New Art Place - Mr. Damron stated 
that he thinks the design is one of the best mural designs 
he's ever seen because of its color, balance and context. He 
further stated that the mural will be visible from the 2nd 
floor windows Ambulatory Care Unit at the Davies Medical Ctr. 
He commented that the mural will lift the spirits of the 
many people who will view it. In responding to questions pose( 
by Commissioner Rodriguez, Mr. Damron stated that the idea of 
opening this project up for public competition would be an 
insult to both the artist and the process. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked Maurice Belote the same question 
and he responded similarly. 

Stephen Gray - Mr. Gray commented that although the artist 
had been meticulous and diligent about following the required 
process for mural approval, he stated that the process is 
wrong is the people is the vicinity of the mural are ignored. 
He stated that there is no more than a handful of people in 
the vicinity of the park who actually support the mural. 
Chris Brown - Mr. Brown is a visitor and neighbor to the 
park. He stated his support of the mural design and his 
belief that it will enhance the visual environment of the 
park. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/AUGUST 19, 1987/PAGE 3 



I. Johanna Poethig's Mural 
Proposal for the Harvey 
Milk Recreation Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Barbara Formby - Pacific Art League, San Mateo Arts Council 
Ms. Formby commented that the mural design is elegant, 
joyous and one that will involve the community as Harvey 
Milk himself was involved in the community. 
Ric Terry - Mr. Terry stated that the mural proposal was 
beautiful and well-done. He also said that the park needs 
the energy that the mural will provide, color and movement. 
Donald Arquilla - Mr. Arquilla stated that he was never 
consulted about the mural although he lives directly across 
from the Rec Center. He stated that he found the design 
excessive and distrcting; specifically that he did not 
like the clown emerging from Harvey Milk's legs. He re- 
quested a more open public forum so that a more dignified 
and integrated work of art.could.be selected. He also state 
his concern regarding tneTIonarcri Pine Trees in front of th 
mural. 

Alan DeRoche - Mr. DeRoche, a member and officer of the 
Triangle Association stated that there was not broad- 
based support for the mural. He continued by stating that 
the design is loud, busy and not appropriate for a neigh- 
borhood with stately Victorian architecture. He stated 
that the door to door canvasing is not a valid way to 
measure support because most people would rather sign 
the petition just to get rid of the person at the door. 
Commissioner Rodriguez asked if Mr. DeRoche had a list 
of those persons opposing the mural. Mr. DeRoche responded 
that he had only the minutes of the Triangle Assoc, meeting 
in which a vote was taken against the mural. Director 
Claire Isaacs informed the Committee that 5 letters were 
received in the past two days requesting that the mural 
approval be deferred in support of another approach. 
Stanley Watson - Mr. WAtson is a resident of Carmelita St. 
He requested that the Commission defer a vote at this 
time until the community could ascertain whether the mural 
by Ms. Poethig is the best one for a tribute to Harvey 
Milk. He also expressed the belief of his neighbor, Paul 
Karlstrom that the mural, as presently designed is not 
the kind of art that should be placed in public view on 
the street. 

Commissioner Hanson explained to the audience the circum- 
stances regarding the public funding of art work. She 
mentioned the Percent for Art Ordinance which requires 
the art work to be associated with new construction. She 
also mentioned the Mural Resource Center which receives 
money from the Office of Community Development for the 
placement of murals in SF. Commissioner Hanson made it 
clear that there is not money available for punlic art 
projects apart from the two programs mentioned above. 
Thus there really is no mechanism for the artist to 
submit ideas to the Commission with the best one receiving 
funding. She stated that the process that Johanna went 
through is the process that is available at this point. 
Maureen Martin - Director of the Hatley Martin Gallery - 
Ms. Martin spoke of the professionalism of the artist 
and her competence and reknown as a muralist. She spoke 
of how the artist had complied with the required procedures 
In reference to the mural design, Ms. Martin stated that 
it was gay and bright, very much like Harvey Milk himself. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /AUGUST 19, 1987/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 

I. Johanna Poethig's Proposed Mural 
Design for the Harvey Milk Recre- 
ation Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

James Kjorvestad - Director, Support Services for 
the Arts - Mr. Kjorvestad spoke of the artist's 
excellent reputation in the community for her 
mural work. He also commented that many of the 
issues raised during the discussion were extraneous 
to the artistic and aesthetic review of the Visual 
Arts Committee. He further commented that the artist 
had never represented the mural as the only official 
memorial to Harvey Milk and should not preclude any 
other and many other memorials to Harvey Milk. 

Claire Isaacs spoke of the process involved in the 
Arts Commission's acceptance of gifts. Ms. Anna 
Adams of the community made reference to the letters 
of protest recently submitted to the Commission. 
Commissioner Robert LaRocca stated that he has not 
heard enough strong objections based upon the artistic 
merit of the mural proposal. The Committee formally 
voted to approve the design of the mural for the 
south wall. 



[I. San Francisco Police Academy 



[II. Garfield Pool Art Enrichment 



Fulton Street Field House 



Jill Manton recommended that the Committee accept 
the recommendation of both the Curatorial Committee 
and Lt. Berry regarding the purchase of two final 
paintings for the Police Academy. The art work was 
presented to the Committee for their inspection. 
They voted to accept the recommendation and agreed 
to go forth with the purchase of the paintings 
by Craig Lasha and Noel Skidmore, respectively. 

Project Architect Jorge Alfaro explained to the 
Committee the details of the pool's expansion. 
He proposed that the Committee consider working 
with the group of murallsts who had already 
completed an extensive project at the building. 
This would provide a sense of continuity as well 
as a visual transition between the buildings 
exterior and interior. The Committee voted to 
proceed with the art enrichment project and requested 
that the Precita Eyes Muralists be invited to work 
with the architect to develop an appropriate artistic 
solution that would articulate the new construction. 
The Committee also discussed the condition of the 
Domingo Rivera mural that had fallen into disrepair. 
Debra Lehane stated that she had made several attempts 
to contact the artist to discuss either restoring 
the mural or painting it over. She stated that she 
would continue to try. 

Slides of Osvaldo Valdes's screens were shown to 
both the Committee and the project architect, Jim 
Bukker. The architect stated his concern that the 
design of the screen be sympathetic to the environ- 
ment and design of the Field House. The Committee 
voted to work with the artist with that condition 
for a total purchase price of $1,800. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /AUGUST 19, 1987/PAGE 5 



SUBJECTS 



V. Coit Tower 



VI. Conservation 



VII. 



Loan of Carmen Garza's 
Art Work to the Mexican 
Museum. 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

Debra Lehane reported that the Arts Commission was 
now acting as the fiscal agent for two grants received 
from the State Office of Historic Preservation. She 
further mentioned a requirement for a Historic Structure 
Survey for $13,000 which would be paid for by the 
grant. She requested approval to enter into contract 
with Interactive Resources for this survey. 

Debra Lehane requested that final payment be authorized 
in the amount of $500 to Anne Rosenthal for her 
consultation at the Beach Chalet. This was approved 
by the Committee. 

Ms. Lehane further reported the possibility of 
obtaining funds to conserve the Jose Moya del Pino 
murals. Commissioner Hanson stated that this would 
be highly desirable. 

The Committee was apprised of an upcoming exhibition 
of the work of Carmen Garza at the Mexican Museum. 
The Mexican Museum was requesting the loan of all 
8 paintings commissioned for the Millbrae Water 
Facility. The Commissioners directed staff to discuss 
this with the Water Department and also inquired as 
whether the Mexican Museum would be willing to loan 
the Water Department something in ex change. Ms. 
Lehane was also directed to look into the issue of 
insurance. 



VIII. Ashurbanipal/Text 



IX. 



Northern Police Station 
Art Enrichment 



Ms. Lehane reported that the text that accompanied 
the statue had already been inscribed on the bronze 
base of the statue. The Commissioners were concerned 
about several potential problems concerning the text 
and suggested that Narsai David be invited to attend 
the next meeting of the Visual Arts Committee. 

The Committee voted to enter into contract with Gary 
Graham for a mosaic tile floor piece for the inner 
lobby for a total of $5,000. After further discussion, 
the Commissioners decided to delete the glass art 
work from the project. The $4,500 fee for this would 
thus be recycled back into the budget providing an 
increase of $2,000 for Gary Graham's floor piece and 
maquette fees of $750 for each of the muralist teams 
with $1,000 held for contingency. The Committee then 
voted to rescind the former approval to enter into 
contract with the artist for a total of $5,000 and 
put forth a new vote to enter into contract with the 
artist for $7,000. The Committee also voted to 
select Horace Washington as the project artist for 
a concrete relief sculpture for the west entry promen- 
ade for a total of $10,000. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 

The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 

the motions indicated below be adopted by the full Commission at its next monthly meeting. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/AUGUST 19. 1987 /PAGE 6 
REPORTS & ORDERS 



ORDERED : 



II. ORDERED: 



ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the design of a mural proposed for the Harvey 
Milk Recreation Center by artist Johanna Poethig 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the purchase of an oil painting by Craig Lasha 
for the San Francisco Police Academy Art Enrichment Program, for $850-t 
Motion: Jo Hanson tax. 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the purchase of an acrylic painting by Noel 

Skidmore for the San Francisco Police Academy Art Enrichment Program 

for $300 + tax. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. ORDERED: 



Motion to proceed with framing the paintings for the Police Academy 
with authorization to accept the bid of the lowest qualified framer. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to work with the Precita Eyes Muralists to articulate the 
new construction at the Garfield Pool in satisfaction of the 
art enrichment requirement for a total not to exceed $3,650. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VI . ORDERED : 



Motion to commission Osvaldo Valdes to create a screen for the 
fireplace at the Fulton Street Clubhouse for a total fee of $1,800. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VII. ORDERED: 



Authorization to enter into contract with Interactive Resources 
for an Historic Structure Study as required by the Office of 
Historic Preservation for a total amount of $13,000. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. ORDERED: 



X. ORDERED: 



Authorization to approve final payment to Anne Rosenthal in the 
amount of $500 for consultation at the Beach Chalet. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Authorization to approve loan of Carmen Lomas Garza's 8 paintings 
for exhibition at the Mexican Museum, provided that the SF Water 
Department is also in agreement. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/AUGUST 19. 1987/PAGE 7 
REPORTS & ORDERS 



X. 



ORDERED: 



XI. ORDERED: 



XII. ORDERED: 



XIII. ORDERED: 



Motion to enter into contract with Gary Graham for the design, 

fabrication and installation of two mosaic paving pieces for 

Art Enrichment at the Northern Police Station for a total amount 

of $5,000. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to rescind authorization for a $5,000 contract with Gary 

Graham. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodrigeuz 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to enter into contract with Gary Graham for a total amount 

of $7,000 for two 4' x 4' paving pieces at the Northern Police Station. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to enter into contract with Horace Washington for a cast 
concrete relief work for the exterior facade of the Northern Police 
Station for $10,000. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to pay each of the finalist teams for the mural project at 
the Northern Police Station a fee of $750 each to produce a maquette 
specifically for the project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 

^Jill Manton 
Coordinator, Art in Public Places 



XIV. ORDERED: 




4S Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Fiancisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, September 16, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



Vernon Alley 
Timothy Dunran 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T, Rockrise 

Ppt pf Rn Hripiie? 

^^^ .•..ourg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DISCUSSION: 



The following- subjects were thoroughly discussed 

and administrative directives suggested (when appropriate.) 



Ashurbanipal Statue/ 
Discussion re: Text 
on Statue Base 




ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Commissioner Hanson stated that all text 
and written information received by the 
Arts Commission regarding Gilgamesh should 
be compiled and sent directly to the Library 
Commission. The Commissioners wanted to 
explore the possibilities of changing the 
text already inscribed on the statue base 
with minimal visual disruption to the 
statue while at the same time, trying to 
anticipate and avoid future inevitable 
criticism. Narsai David stated that they were 
very willing to do whatever would be necessary t 
to solve the dilemna, when technically feasible. 
Commissioner Hanson indicated the following 
recommended changes: line 7: change "inspired 
imitation" to "exerted influence"; line lA: 
change"The statue shows the King.." to "The 
King grasps a lion cub, a prevailing symbol 
of power..." Commissioner Hanson further 
questioned the naming of individuals on the 
base. To this Narsai David responded that it 
had always been a part of the original pre- 
sentation made to the Commission. The donors 
to the project were to have their names inscri- 
bed in the base. Commissioner Rodriguez stated 
that the information on the cuneiform should 
also be inscribed on the plaque which would 
be placed on the base and thus, more accessible 
for the public's viewing. The Commissioners 
voted to approve the changes in the text indic- 
ated above and approved the inscription of the 
infovMi.ii-ion on the cuneiform to be repeated on 
a e plaque. The artist was to prepare 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/SEPTEMBER 16, 1987 /PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



I. Ashurbanipal Statue 



II. 



Lombard Fillmore Parking 
Garage Art Enrichment 
Status 



Civic Design Committee vs. 
Visual Arts Committee/Issues 
of Jurisdiction 



IV. 



Christine Puskas/Upper Noe 
Valley Recreation Center 
Proposed Mural Design 



V. Rudy Lemcke/Proposal for an 
AIDS Memorial/Preliminary 
Review 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

scale representations of the proposed base design. 
The Committee further stated that the Joint Committee 
meet as early as possible to speed the project on 
to its completion. 

Regina Almaguer summarized the status of the project 
to date and requested the Commission's consideration 
of a contract modification that would increase 
the artist's fee by $40,200. Ms. Almaguer explained 
that the design prepared by the architect to 
accomodate the architectural crown at roof level 
necessitated additional costs. These costs were 
documented and the additional funds were approved 
by the Parking Authority pending the Arts Commission's 
approval of this modification. 

Ms. Almaguer reported that there were apparently 
■ some questions regarding the role of the Civic 
Design Committee relative to decisions concerning 
art enrichment. Ms. Almaguer stated that Commissioner 
Rockrise had said that all art enrichment design 
concepts should be determined by the Civic Design 
Committee. He further stated that the Civic Design 
Committee should have the jurisdiction to approve 
the artist selected for the project. The Visual Arts 
Committee members stated that this was contrary to 
the established procedure and that this misunder- 
standing between Committees was causing confusion 
among the persons who present new projects to 
the Civic Design and Visual Arts Committee. As 
Chair of the Committee, Commissioner LaRocca said 
that a letter should be sent under his signature to 
the Civic Design Committee in an attempt to resolve 
this misunderstanding of jurisdiction and procedure. 

Ms. Puskas presented her design revision for 
the review of the Committee. Commissioner Rodriguez 
was concerned that the Committee continued to 
redesign the artist's mural. He suggested that 
perhaps, the artist was not yet ready to undertake 
the project. The artist had developed another design 
based upon the proposal previously submitted. This 
design involved a multi-colored overlay against 
a background of figures and the continents of 
the world. The Commissioners suggested that the 
artist consider working with another artist on the 
further refinement and revision of the design. They 
also stated their inability to approve the design 
as submitted and their reluctance to exploit the 
artist by asking her to continue to make revisions. 
The artist stated that she was willing to proceed 
with more work and was committed to the project. 

Mr. Lemcke presented a very thorough outline of 
the issues involved in the development of this 
proposal for the review of the Committee members. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/SEPTEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

V. Preliminary Introduction He stated that the design of the work was 
AIDS Memorial site-generated and it would represent for 

San Francisco, a remembrance of those persons 
who had died from AIDS. The artist then 
explained the symbolism of his design. Hei 
indicated his willingness to forego the 
inclusion of inscribed names on the stones 
in the river bed. He stated, however, that 
he would like the original intent to inscribe 
the stones with the names of individuals to 
remain a future consideration. Commissioner 
LaRocca made several specific comments regarding 
the relationship of the maquette to the site and 
its surrounding terrace. He stated that there 
was seemingly no relationship between the 
art work and the terrace and the site. He felt 
that the work itself needed further development, 
that it had "no guts." Commissioner Hanson 
stated that there were 3 levels of which the 
proposal must be evaluated; the design, future 
maintenance, and the appropriateness of the proposal 
for this site or anjrwhere. Commissioner Rodriguez 
stated that the addition of this art work to 
the Harvey Milk Plaza would be an asset. The 
artist commented that it is his intent that the 
art work be simple, elegant and understated. There 
was also some discussion among the Commissioners 
regarding the issue of having a memorial to a 
disease. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that it 
was not necessarily an inappropriate concept. The 
artist asserted that it would be a memorial to the 
victims of the disease, not to the disease itself. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that the artist 
conduct further study and design development with 
special consideration of the relationshipof the 
design to the space. Additional comments were 
made regarding the placement of the tree in the 
midst of the design, the variation of surface 
qualities and textures, the issue of shadow and 
light reflection. No action was taken by the 
Committee. The artist was commended by the 
Committee for the professionalism and thoroughness 
of his presentation. 

Debra Lehane reported that the Oakland Museum 
had requested the loan of a self-portrait for 
inclusion in an exhibition running from Nov., 1988 
through August, 1988. Ms. Lehane stated that 
the painting could benefit from treatment by 
a conservator and that she would try to negotiate 
this as a condition of the loan. The Committee 
authorized the loan of the art work and its 
conservation. 

VII. Loan of Carmen Lomas Garza's Ms. Lehane reported that the Water Department had 

Paintings to Mexican Musevim agreed to loan the 8 paintings by Carmen Lomas Garza 

to the Mexican Museum in exchange for the loan of 
series of paintings from the collection of the 



VI. Loan Request/Oakland Museum 
Lucien Labaudt Portrait 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/SEPTEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 4 
VII. Loan of Carmen Garza's Paintings Mexican Museum. 



VIII. Location of Gandhi Sculpture 



The Committee requested information on 
the status of this project. Staff informed 
the Committee that Director Isaacs was 
to speak with Mary Burns of the Recreation 
and Park Department to discuss the possibil- 
ity of a seaside/bayside location or any 
other available and appropriate sites. 
The Committee stated that a directive 
be sent to Ms. Isaacs requesting an update 
on the progress of her negotiations with 
the Recreation and Park Department . 



IX. 



Northern Police Station Art 
Enrichment Progress Report 



Jill Manton reported that the two artists 
selected to perform commissions for the 
Northern Police Station were proceeding 
with preliminary design development. Ms. 
Manton suggested that any decisions regarding 
the mural and glass projects for the station 
be postponed until a later date because of 
the critical need to complete both artists' 
projects before the finish of construction . 
The Commissioners were also informed about 
the growing opposition to the mural project 
among the staff and officers at the Northern 
Police Station. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS ON FOLLOWING PAGES 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/SEPTEMBER 16. 1987/PAGE V 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Motion to approve the changes in the text of the 
Ashurbanipal Statue as revised by the Visual Arts 
Committee and to approve the inscription of the 
information contained in the cuneiform to be 
repeated on a second plaque that will be installed 
upon the statue base/pedestal. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



II. ORDERED: 



Motion to increase the contractual amount with Lee 
Champagne in the amount of $40,200 for increased 
scope of services related to the Art Enrichment 

Project at the Lombard Street Parking Garage. Add- 
itional services to include the fabrication, trans- 
portation and installation of the glass brick/neon 
sculpture as per the revised set of architectural 
drawings. Artist shll be responsible for hiring and 
coordinating any subcontractors as necessary in order 
to complete all aspects of the revised design and 
installation, and for paying all subcontractors in 
a timely manner. Artist shall make every effort to 
complete fabrication, transportation and installation 
of the work by November 29, 1987 or in time to coincide 
with the opening of the garage. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the loan of a self-portrait of 
Lucien Labaudt to the Oakland Museum for exhibition 
November 14, 1987 - August, 1988 with the strong 
suggestion that the Commission Registrar negotiate 
for some necessary conservation services. 
Motion; Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:45 PM. 
REspectfully submitted. 



ui \i]\di 



ill Manton 
Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



115 558 316! 



MAVOR 
Oianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 
Jan|Ueline Nemerovski 
Pie-ident 
Roliert LaRocca 
Vic 1- President 
Vfttion Alley 
liicKithy Duncan 
bUnley Eitlu-lbaum 
|(. Hanson 
William I'aleison 
Anna-Marie H. Metwally 
C.-orge r. Rotkiise 

• f Swig 
I."**'.! WarliLig 

E): OFflCIO MEMBERS 
Pu'sidentsuf the 
^i .e Arts Museum, 
J aary COMiinisslon, 
'1 .nnint; Commission, 
^ 1 reation and Park 



NOVEMBER 18, 1987 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, November 18, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 

ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 

I. Discussion re: 

Placement of Gandhi 
Sculpture 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Three locations for the placement of the statue 
were discussed as follwos: 1. at the inception 
of the Embarcadero Promenade, to the south of 
the Ferry Building, on the bay side of the concrete 
arc structure 2. centered within the Ferry Plaza 
plaza in back of the Ferry Bldg. and across from 
the entrance to the Sausalito Ferry; 3. along the 
concrete promenade, centered among the existing 
flagpoles. The Committee directed staff to contact 
the appropriate persons at the Port Commission to 
proceed with an exploration of the viability of 
this location. 



r 



II. New Art Enrichment This new project for a sewage transport and pumping 
Sunnydale Pump Sta-facility was described by the Project Architect 
tion Bruce Flynn and Harold Coffee from the Clean Water 

Program. Commissioner Hanson spoke of the future 
development of that area and its proximity to the 
innovative public art projects at the Candlestick 
State Park. She mentioned that this project pre- 
sented the Commission with a unique and special 
opportunity to involve an artist as a co-designer 
or collaborator on the landscaped/pathway area. 
Both Mr. Coffee and Bruce Flynn were extremely con- 
cerned about the critical and restricted time frame 
in which they were working. They expressed their 
preference for a more traditional application of 
the ordinance that would not impact the overall 
project, nor interfere with its strict design 
deadlines. The Committee stated that a professional 
artist with expertise in this area would be able 
to work within the existing deadlines and contrbiute 
to the overall success and popularity of the project. 
They requested that staff assemble a presentation 
of qualified artists for next week in order to 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/NOVEMBER 18, 1987/PAGE 2 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

II. Sunnydale Art Enrichment Staff agreed to contact the Conunissioners , architects 

and Clean Water if she was able to obtain all necessary 
materials. A brief discussion ensued regarding the budget 
and the Committee stated that this issue should remain open 
until we have involved the artist in discussion of the 
extent of the project to be undertaken. Staff was directed 
to negotitate the budget amount with Clean Water. 
Bruce Flynn raised the following questions: Who will be 
responsible for preparing the specifications? Who will do 
the architectural drawings? Who will have liability for the 
design? Until the next step, when an artist will be involved, 
these questions will have to remain unanswered. Everyone 
did however agree that the artist could only be involved as 
as co-designer/collaborator with the stipulation that the 
stated deadlines be met and compled with. 

III. Beach Chalet Progress Commissioner Jo Hanson expressed her concern regarding the 
Report apparent rush on the preparation of the lease contract 

proposals for the Beach Chalet restaurant and bar. She 
stated her belief that more time should be allowed in order 
to get the best possible proposal, with the best assurance 
that the art work will remain safe. Commissioner LaRocca 
suggested that the Visual Arts Committee could request that 
a thirty day extension be granted to applicants who are plann 
ing to submit a proposal for the Beach Chalet. He suggested 
that the Arts Commission send such a letter to the Recreation 
and Park Department requesting the extension in order to 
ensure that a well-considered, well-thought-out lease arrange- 
ment will be procured. A motion was raised and unanimously 
accepted to communicate the above request to the Recreation 
and Park Department. 

Debra Lehane gave a progress report on the status of the 
mural conservation. She stated that the murals in the main 
lounge had already been completed and that the entires 
project should be finished by the end of December. She 
also requested an additional $2,046.71 for the conservator, 
Anne Rosnethal, for additional expenses incurred due to the 
fact that the City failed to meet certain contractual 
agreements, such as providing hot water, functionin;; laval oi 
etc. 

Presentation of Maquette Maria Alquilar presented a maquette of her proposal I'or 
Proposal by Maria Alquilar the "breast" of the fireplace at the Louis Sutter Field 
for Louis Sutter Field House. She explained to the Commissioner that the work 
House will be made in clay with high relief. The work will 

be brightly colored and will depict fish and underwater 
plant and animal life. The work will measure 65 x 38" 
and he artist will be paid $3,A00. The Committee voted 
to approve the art work. 



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Presentation of Proposal Claire Anderson from the Recreation and Park Departmerl 
for Movable Art Work at and Betsy Miller Kusz, Artist-in-Residence at the 
Mission Recreation Center Mission Recreation Center presented a proposal from 

Mexican artist Nahui Ollin for a movable screen at 
the recreation center. The Committee was re-acquaintec 
the the exchange program in which the Mission Rec. Cti - 
was participating, whereby, a Mexican artist would coi - 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /NOVEMBER 18, 1987 /PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 

V. Nahul OIlin/Mission Recreation 
Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

to the Recreation Center at no expense to the Cj ty 
At the Center, she would create an art work from 
donated materials which artwork would eventually 
become part of the City Collection. The artist 
would be teaching and working with community art is 1 s 
during her residency. The Commissioners were initicllv 
reluctant to approve the maquette because they were 
not acquainted with her work and the accompanying 
support materials did not include any slides or photos 
The eventually agreed to approve the maquette with 
the understanding that they would have the opportviniiy 
for further design review when the artist was in 
residence. 



VI. Rudy Lemcke - Informational 
Presentation regarding AIDS 
Memorial at Castro and Market 



T 



VII. SF Arts Commission Gallery 

- Bill Fontana Installation 
Alternative Location 

- Exhibition Proposal - 
Moscow Teleport 



The Commissioners present (Commission Hanson departed 
meeting at 4:00PM) were very pleased with the design 
revisions made by the artist after his first present- 
ation to the Committee. Commissioner Rodriguez ex- 
pressed his concern regarding the strong geometric 
patterning created by the black and grey checkerboard 
granite; He thought the geometric design was too 
strong and the colors used, too dark and brooding. 
Commissioner LaRicca stated the pavement should not 
detract from the overall project, that it should be 
subtle. He did state that this could be accomplished 
with the use of terrazzo as the paving material. He 
stated that it would be possible to vary the color- 
ation in a more subtle manner. Both Commissioners 
agreed that the artist had made a great improvement 
in his overall design. The artist stated his plan to 
continue garnering support within both the arts 
community and the community in the vicinity of the 
proposed location. Staff suggested that it would now 
be appropriate to introduce the idea to the agency of 
the City with specific jurisdiction over the plaza. 

Director, Anne Meissner Informed the Commissioners 

that Bill Fontana would now go forth in the lot 

adjacent to the Arts Commission Gallery and will be 

entitled "Echo Garden". 

Anne Meissner described the proposed "Moscow Teleport" 

show for the Commissioners. This will involve an 

exchange of the work of cartoonists from both 

the U.S. and the Soviet Union and will also involve 

a form of satellite communicate between the gallery 

and participating artists in Moscow. The Commissioners 

voted to approve the exhibition. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



ORDERED : 



^1 



Motion to request that the Director of the Arts 
Commission send a letter to the Recreation and Park 
Department requesting a 30-day extension of the 
deadline for the submission of proposals for the 
lease of the Beach Chalet. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /NOVEMBER 18, 1987/PAGE 4 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



2. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve a contract modification for 
Anne Rosenthal for additional documented expenses 
incurred in the conservation of the Beach Chalet 
murals because of the City's failure to meet 
certain specific contractual requirements. Motion 
to approve an amount of $2,046.71. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the maquette submitted by Maria 

Alquilar for the art enrichment program at the Louis 

Sutter Field House. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



Motion to approve the preliminary maquette designed 
by Nahui Ollin for a movable screen at the Mission 
Recreation Center. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the exhibition entitled, Moscow 
Teleport, at the Arts Commission Gallery, January, 1! 
February, 1988. 



There being no further business , Chariman LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 5:20PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 





•45 Hyde Sireet 

Suite ^^9 

Sail Fr.incisco. CA 9-1102 

•415 558 3-16) 



COMMISSIONERS 



Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 

William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1987 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 

held on Wednesday, December 16, 1987 in the Commissioners Room 

on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located 

on Larkin Street at McAllister .The meeting will take place at 3:00PM. 



III. 



A 



N 



D 



Gary Graham - Final Payment - Completion of Project 
at Northern Police Station 

- Approval to Pay Contractor $433 for Installation iind 
Tile Cutting 

- Consideration of Artist's Request for Additional Funds 

Mr. Newton Albuerque- Preliminary Discussion re: 
Proposal to Donate a Sculpture to City and County of 
San Francisco 

Lee Roy Champagne -.Final Payment Authorization - 
Lombard Parking Garage 

Lois Anderson - Approval to Make Final Payment for 
Wall Sculpture for Douglass Field House 

Mural Design Review - Hawthorne School - Susan Cervantes 
and Juana Alicia 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaac 



VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 
IX. 



New Art Enrichment _ Proposal to Commission Bill 
Fontana to Create Sound Sculpture for Handi-capped 
Childrens' Playground 

Discussion re: Design Fee for Patricia Johanson - 
Sunnydale Pump Station 

Progress Report: Gandhi Sculpture Location 

Griffith Pump Station - Date for First Screening in 
January 

Recommendation re: Special Commendation for Anthony Smith 
for His Voluntary Services in Treating and Restoring a 
Vandalized Sculpture 




XI. 

XII. 

XIII. 

XIV. 



Arts Festival 1988 

Discussion re: Selection Procedures re: Art Enrichment 

New Business 
Adjournment 




45 Hyde Street 

Suitp 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



DECEMBER 16, 1987 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 

held on Wetinesday, December 16, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 

Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



COMMISSIONERS 
Jacqueline NemerovskI 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 

^^.^r Swig 
^B t burg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presitjents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 




DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



Final Payment/Gary Graham 
Northern Police Station 



II. Mr. Newton Albuquerque 
Proposal to Donate a 
Sculpture to the City 
Collection 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The artist presented a budget to the 
Committee to substantiate his request for 
additional funds for his project. He based 
his request on the fact that he had not 
originally calculated the expense of the 
2 metal tins in which he set his mosaic 
work. The Commissioners voted to authorize 
the allocation of the funds remaining in 
the project contingency fund to the artist, 
provided that he also caused to be fabricated 
and installed an appropriate plaque to identi- 
fy the art work. The Committee was also 
apprised of another request for payment from 
the project contractor. Apparently, the artist 
did not interpret the requirement to install 
the art work to mean that he would install 
it in the floor. He instead, interpreted it 
to mean that he would install it in the tins, 
thus, the contractor would be responsible for 
installing the work. In addition, the mosaic 
pieces were not 4x4' as specified to the 
artist and will necessitate the cutting of 
surrounding tile in order to fit into the 
designated spaces. The contractor requested 
$434 which was approved by the Committee, thus 
deleting the contingency fund for the project. 

Mr. Albuquerque explained that he was speak- 
ing on behalf of Ricardo Levy, a Brazilian 
artist whose work he wished to donate to 
to the City of San Francisco. The Committee 
stated that a smaller work for an indoor 
location would be preferable because of the 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /DECEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



II. PROPOSAL TO Donate 
a Work of Art 



III. Lombard Fillmore Park- 
ing Garage /Lee Roy- 
Champagne Art Enrich- 
ment 



IV. Final Payment Authoriza- 
tion to Lois Anderson/ 
Douglass Field House 



V. Presentation of Art 

Enrichment Concept for 
Children's Playground 
in Golden Gate Park 



difficulty involved in locating an appropriate 
outdoor site and the high cost of maintenance. 
The Committee suggested that staff look into 
the availability of sites at the airport or 
the Moscone Center. Mr. Albuquerque stated 
that the artist would be happy to design a 
work specifically for the site. The Commissionei 
thanked Mr. Albuquerque for his generous propo- 
sal and directed staff to communicate with him 
as the site search progresses. 

Regina Almaguer reported that the artist 
will soon complete his project at the parking 
garage and requested the authorization of the 
Committee for final payment, pending completion 
of the work and inspection and approval of the 
work by both staff and the Visual Arts Committei 
Authorization was given under the circumstances 
outlined above. 

Jill Manton showed a polaroid photograph of 
the completed work to the Committee. She re- 
ported that installation was to take place 
on Friday, Dec. 18, 1987. The Committee was 
concerned that the artist would be out-of- 
pocket considering the small fee allocated. 
Jill Manton reported that pending the avail- 
ability of funds from REc and Park following 
the project's completion, they would like 
Ms. Anderson to conduct art classes for the 
community that would be based upon her method 
of creating an art work. The Committee voted 
to approve the final payment of $1,100, plus 
$200 which represented the additional cost of 
the protective fiberglass base and acrylic 
top-coats. 

The project designer. Shannon Maloney had 
indicated her interest in using the art 
enrichment in such as manner as to integrate 
into the overall project design. Upon hearing 
Bill Fontana's sound sculpture, the designer 
expressed her interest in working with him 
to develop a sound component to the Children's 
Playground, which is being specifically designee 
to accomodate handicapped children. The Committ( 
thought it would be a wonderful idea, provided 
that the Recreation and Park Department were 
also in agreement. Ms. Manton explained that 
this was to be included as part of the overall 
project design at a later presentation to 
Rec and Park. The Committee voted to support 
this concept upon the pleasure of Recreation 
and Park Department's response, once acquainted 
with the project concept. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /DECEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



VI. Patricia Johanson The Committee discussed an appropriate 
Sunnydale Pump Sta- fee structure for the artist's participation 
tion Art Enrich- as a co-designer on the project. The artist 
ment had stated that the minimum fee she could accept 

for a project of this nature would be $30,000. 
The Committee did not wish to pay the artist the 
absolute minimal fee because they wanted to be 
assured that they received her best effort. They 
suggested a fee of $50,000, plus $5,000 for 
expenses, $5,000 for Arts Commission administration 
and a reserve fund of $10,000 for additional 
unanticipated expenses. The Commissioners want 
to ensure that the artist's designs will be 
included in the overall project design and not 
considered an "add-on" or alternate. They directed 
staff to negotiate with Clean Water for a $70,000 
allocation. If this was not acceptable to Clean 
Water, staff was directed to again contact both 
Committee members and the artist in an effort 
to reach an acceptable comprimise. The $50,000 
fee was to include the following: preparation of 
schematic drawings, design development documents, 
specifications for the contractor, the cost of 
any sub-consultants engaged by the artist and 
job observation during construction. The Commission 
ers urged staff to send the artist whatever mater- 
ial might be available from Civic Design, the 
architects, BCDC, Clean Water, etc. The Committee 
concluded its discussion on this subject by stating 
how enthusiastic they were about the involvement 
of Ms. Johanson in the capacity of co-designer/ 
collaborator on the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

VII. Progress Report re: The Committee directed staff to communicate with 



Gandhi Location 



Art Enrichment 
Screening for 
Griffith Pump 
Station 



the Port Commission regarding the anticipated 
completion of the project in October, 1988 to 
commemorate Gandhi's birthday. The Committee 
listened to a summary of a letter sent to Mr. 
Gandhi from Claire Isaacs regarding the importance 
of developing a local constituency of support that 
could be present at Port Commission and Board of 
Supervisor hearings. Staff was directed to obtain 
professional photos of the sites being considered 
for this project to send to Mr. Gandhi. 

The first screening for this project was 
scheduled for January 13th at 3:00 PM. Staff 
will contact Committee with specific location 
for screening. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /DECEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



IX. Commendation of Jill Manton reported to the Committee regarding 
Anthony Smith for the recent vandalism of Anthony Smith's sculpture 
Voluntary Conserva-at the Father Alfred Boedekker Park. It occurred 
tion Services at a time when the Registrar was on leave and 

both Public Art Coordinators were leaving for 
a conference in Philadelphia. At the suggestion 
of staff, Anthony conferred with the foundry where 
the sculpture was cast and followed their instuctions 
regarding the cleaning and treatment of the sculptur< 
After devoting more than 8 hours to the task, An- 
thony had successfully restored the sculpture to 
its original condition. Although there were no 
funds available to compensate the artist for his 
work, he was quite willing to donate his time 
and services to restore the work. The Commissioners 
expressed their deep appreciation and gratitude 
for the fine work done by Anthony Smith and recommen- 
ded that a resolution of commentation be put before 
the full Commission. 

X. Mission Recreation A meeting will be organized during the week of 
Center - Carmen December 28th to view the sculptural screen in 
Ramirez progress by Carmen Ramirez, an artist in residence 

at the Mission Recreation Center as part of an 
exchange program organized by SOMART. The finished 
work will be part of the collection of the City and 
County. Jill Manton reported that the actual work, 
even in its semi-fabricated state, was far more 
impressive than the simple maquette that the 
Committee had viewed last month. 



XI. Arts Festival 



The Commissioners asked staff to report on the 

status of planning and development for the 
1988 Annual Arts Festival. Jill Manton responded 
that she had not been apprised of any developments 
to report upon. The Visual Arts Committee requested 
a status report from the Director at the next meeting 
of the Committee in January. 



XII. Discussion re: 

Artist Selection 
Procedures 



This subject was discussed relative to a letter 
received by the Committee members from Michael Bell 
on behalf of one of his clients. In the letter, 
Mr. Bell indicated that his client had applied 
for four recent projects that were announced by the 
Art in Public Places Program. He also mentioned 
that a great deal of time and effort went into the 
preparation of each one of the proposals. The 
specific issues raised were the fact that they 
artist received four form letters in response which 
were impersonal and provided the artist with no 
direct feed back. In addition, the artist claimed, 
according to Michael Bell, that one of his drawing 
proposals was not even opened. In response to these 
comments, Regina Almaguer and Jill Manton made the 
following points. 1. Until the last series of 
rejection letters sent to artists, the artist's name 
and address had been typed in and signed individually 
bv staff. 2. Any artist may at any time call the 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

XII. Selection Procedures office to discuss why their work was not accepted. 

Although this practice is not encouraged because 
of the work load of staff and the limitations of 
the telephone lines, some artists do call to 
make such inquiries. 3. The last public solicita- 
tion for art work for each of 4 different projects 
resulted in submissions from hundreds of 
artists. Given the lack of any clerical support, 
the increased workload of curatorial staff because 
of the Registrar's leave and the typically heavy 
project load that each person carries, the sending 
of a form letter did not seem unreasonable. 4. 
Both curators stated that they do carefully review 
each proposal that is submitted, making necessary 
screening decisions when appropriate. 5. In the 
case of Tom Martin Browne, Regina Almaguer re- 
sponded that she did indeed open the drawing 
submitted by the artist but was careful to fold 
it as the artist had, thus, possibly appearing 
unopened. Jill Manton responded that she had 
read the artist's proposal for the Griffith Pump 
Station and noted that she specifically remembered 
the proposal for in it the artist suggested the 
redesign of the landscape in order to better 
accomodate the placement of art work. The Comm- 
issioners had a copy of a letter to this effect 
along with the letter from MS Bell. Commissioner 
Hanson stated that we should be very careful 
about what we ask from the artists and that we 
should only advertise for proposals when indeed 
we were truly looking, not for the sake of 
satisfying some Human Rights or Civil Service 
requirement. Staff responded that that policy 
was already in practice. The Commissioners thought 
that artists shouldreceive letters with their 
names and addressed typed along with the original 
signature of the curator. The Commissioners also 
stated that staff should be extremely explicit in 
the prospectus distributed to more closely or 
accurately solicit work that will be appropriate 
for the site. Lastly, staff assured the Committee 
that artists did receive personal letters if their 
work had been personally solicited, if their 
work had been through more than one screening, or 
if there had been communication between staff and 
the artist regarding the proposal. The Comittee 
requested that staff respond directly to the letter 
from Michael Bell. 

XIII. Julius Wasserstein Jo Hanson requested that a meeting be arranged 
Estate in the immediate future to view the art work 

from Julius Wasserstein 's estate. The Commission 
would be able to select a work or work(s) for 
the collection, but it was important to do so 
immediately . 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /DECEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 6 



SUBJECTS 



XIV. 



Review of Base Drawings 
for Ashuribanipal 



XV. New Business: 

Vandalism of Holocaust 
Memorial 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Commissioner LaRocca stated that the 
drawing submitted was not one of pedestal 
design and surface treatment, but rather 
represented the proposed structural support 
from an engineering perspective. He stated 
that this would be best reviewed by a City 
engineer. 

Commissioner Hanson and LaRocca were 
distressed to learn about the recent vandalism 
of the Holocaust Memorial. Commissioner Hanson 
stated that the Mayor's Committee for the 
Holocaust Memorial had given the Arts Commission 
verbal assurance that a fund for maintenance 
of the memorial would be established by the 
Holocaust Memorial Committee. She pointed 
out that this represents a standard policy on 
the part of the Arts Commission with regard 
to the donation of large scale sculpture for 
outdoor locations citing the Ashuribanipal 
statue, the Gandhi proposal and the pending 
gift of the Jim Dine sculpture. The Committee 
stated that a conservator should be consulted 
about the kind of funding needed to establish 
a maintenance endowment , taking into considera- 
tion regular care and cleaning as well as the 
fact that the memorial is a target for vandals. 
The Committee stated that the original group 
of donors should be approached with the endowment 
request to rectify the situation. The Committee 
further stated that all Commission efforts to 
ameliorate the situation should be well documen- 
ted. 



XVI. Mural Design Review/ 
Hawthorne School 



Susan Cervantes and Juana Alicia presented 
their mural proposal for the exterior facade 
of the Hawthorne School. They demonstrated 
how they were going to recreate the original 
architectual ornmentation that adored the 
school prior to its' earthquake proofing. 
A unique aspect of the design is the fact that 
it represents the sign language symbol, as 
well as the object for which the sign signifies. 
It will both serve to enhance the buildings 
architecture and to teach children the symbols 
of various words . The Committee enthusiastically 
voted to approve the design with the highest 
commendations . 



XVII. Arts Commission Gallery Director Anne Meissner apprised the Committee 

of the current situation surrounding the 
CHAIN REACTION exhibition. She explained 
the manner in which the show was curated and 
stated that the Gallery had no idea of the 
work to be exhibited by Marshall Weber in 
the front window of the gallery until minutes 
before the opening of the reception. She 
stated that according to the artist the art 
wnrk is actually an anti-fascist, anti-nazi 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /DECEMBER 16. 1987/PAGE 7 



SUBJECTS 

XVIII. Arts Commission 
Gallery 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

statement. The Commissioners stated that 
this exhibition format, if continued, 
should have a policy that all work must 
be viewed previous to its placement in the 
exhibition. The Commissioners also commented 
on the location of the erotic art works 
at the gallery stating that it could have 
been placed in a more discreet location. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 

The following orders were thoroughly discussed and the Committee 
recommended their adoption by the full Arts Commission. 

1. ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 

to enter into contract with Martha Heavenston for the 
design, fabrication, installation and transportation 
of a work of art for the 6th and Folsom Playground for 
a total amount not to exceed $39600. (From Dec. 9th mtg.) 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Final Payment Authorization/Gary Graham/Northern Police 

Station/$2316 .00/Must include plaque for art work 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Final Payment Authorization/Lee Roy Champagne/Lombard 

Fillmore Parking_^Garage/Pending Com=iletion of the 
art work and its inspection -by staff and a member of 
the Visual Arts Committee. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to support the concept of working with Bill 

Fontana on the art enrichment component of the 
Childrens' Playground in Golden Gate Park upon the 
pleasure of the Recreation and Park Dept. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Motion to commend Anthony Smith for his voluntary 

services to treat and conserve a vandalized sculpture. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



6. ORDERED: Motion to approve the mural design for the Hawthorne 

School as presented by Juana Alicia and Susan Cervantes 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 VH. ^p\^ 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, January 20, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



COMMISSIONERS 



Jacqueline Nemerovski 


II. 


President 




Robert LaRocca 




Vice President 




Vernon Alley 


Ill 


Timothy Duncan 




Stanley Eichelbaum 




Jo Hanson 




William Paterson 


IV. 


Anna-Marie B. Melwally 


George T. Rockrise 




Pplaj-findripiiez 
IK 1 .vig 






re,-». ..•aiourg 


V. 


EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 




Presidents of the 




Fine Arts Museum, 


VI. 


Library Commission, 




Planning Commission, 




Recreation and Park 


VII 


Commission 




DIRECTOR 




Claire N. Isaacs 





New Art Enrichment - San Bruno County Jail 
Architect: Woody Jones 

New Art Enrichment - PUC/MUNI Parking Garage 
Architect: Gordon Chong and Associates 

Progress Report - Lombard Fillmore Parking Garage 
Lee Roy Champagne - Project artist 

Date for On-site Meeting at Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Recreation Center to Discuss Siting of Tile Work 

Vote to Formalize Recommendation re: Placement of Gandhi 
Statue 

Arts Festival 1988 - Report from Director Isaacs 

Vote to Enter into Contract with the Following Artists 
to Create Maquettes for the Griffith Pump Station: 
Fran Martin William Maxwell 
Marsha Nygard John Battenberg 
Bob Behrens 



VIII. 



Vote to Accession Sculptural Screen Created by Carmen Ramirez 
for the Mission Recreation Center 



IX. 

X. 
XI. 



Discussion re: Curatorial Policies and Procedures at the 
Arts Commission Gallery 

Progress Report: Art Enrichment/Sunnydale Pump Station 

Final Payment/Beach Chalet Conservation: Anne Rosenthal and 
Genevieve Baird 




XII. 

XIII. 
XIV. 



Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 




•IS llvdi' SltrcM 



S.lM ri.iriciHr., LA 14102 
■I IS SSIl .M6) 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 19f 



The regular monClily meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, February 17, 1988 in the Commissioners Room of the San 
Francisco Public Library. The meeting commenced at 3:00 PM. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



rOMMISSIONFRS 



Rdlinl InKoita 
Vice PM'sidciU 
Vornnn Allry 
Timothy IXmc.m 
Slanli-v Eichelbaum 
)n 11,111^011 
Uilli.im PalPison 
AiinaMaric H, ^^^lwally 
GporRO T Rorkrise 
Prior Roiliigiicz 
Rnsplync C Swig 
rnlix M, Wailiuif! 

^^* " 4EMBERS 
I'lPMripins o( Ihf 
firip Arts Mci5Piim. 
Libiary Coniniission. 
Plarimng Commission, 
Rpriralinri and Park 
Coniniission 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, tlie Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Garfield A presentation was made by Ms. Susan 

Cervantes on behalf of the Precita Eyes 
Muralists. The maquette prepared by the 
muralists demonstrated the interface of the 
old mural with the new mural and new construe Li' 
The Commissioners were extremely pleased with 
the new proposed design as was the project 
architect, Mr. Jorge Alfaro. 



Art Enrichment 
Pool Project 



Acceptance of Fourth At the recommendation of Regina Almaguer and 
Painting from Wasserstein Commissioner Jo Hanson, the Committee voted to 
Estate accept the donation of a fourth painting by 

Julius Wasserstein from the Wasserstein estate. 




Ill . Performing Arts Garage^ Jill Manton conveyed to the Committee the 

Sculpture Lighting Project results of a lighting test at the Performing Arts 
Garage. She explained to the Committee the 
circumstances under which we had to operate 
relative to this undertaking, i.e. budgetary 
constraints, the request of the Parking Authority 
to not interfere visually in any way with the 
building's architecture, the inability of the 
City to install the fixture on private property. 
Thus, with a less than ideal situation, Ms. 
Manton stated that the method proposed for 
the lighting of the upper and lower sculptures 
would definitely increase their visibility, 
however, it would certainly fall short of museum 
standards. She stated that it was probably tht; 
best solution that could be found, given the 
reasons stated above. Commissioner Rodriguez 
inquired if a fixture of a higher luminosity 
could be used to increase the overall highlight- 
ing of the sculptures. Ms. Manton stated that tUi 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/PAGE 2/FEBRUARY 17, 1988 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

III. Performing Arts concern would be conveyed to the Electrical 
Garage Engineering Department. 

IV. PUC/HUNI Treat STreet Ms. Manton informed the Committee that slie had 
Facility been informed that this project was ineligibJe 

for art enrichment because of the restrictions 
imposed upon the use of the federal UMTA funds 
for the project. The Commissioners were extremfil\ 
distressed about this and directed staff to obtah 
an opinion from Kathryn Pennypacker , the Arts 
Commission's City Attorney regarding this issue. 
The Committee stated that the ordinance should be 
applied to any local monies which were to be uscH 
for the project. 

V. San Bruno County Jail Woody Jones from the Biireau of Architec tui"e 
Expansion - New Art presented drawings of tlie proposed expansion of 
Enrichment the San Runo County Jail. After viewing the 

drawings, the Committee decided to focus on two 
specific areas in the facility; the visitor wail i 
area and the staff offices, dining and conference 
rooms. Commissioner Hanson stated that persons 
visiting the jail facility for the purpose of 
visiting prisoners must find themselves in a 
very stressful situation. She mentioned iiow cerL 
images can produce a soothing and comforting 
environment. She suggested that we contact the 
Exploratorium to explore the possibilities that 
might exist for this project. Woody Jones stated 
his opinion that this might be an acceptable idea 
but that the art work would have to be extremely 
vandal-resistant and permanently affixed. For the 
staff areas, the Committee suggested the installa- 
tion of paintings, which had proven to be success- 
ful at the Hall of Justice. Jill Manton said tliai 
she would discuss these ideas with the Sheriff. 
(*Later discussion about this continued under 

Subject entitled: Richard Haas: NEA Art in 

Public Places Grant) 

VI. Coleridge Mini Park - Regina Almaguer requested final approval and 
Peter Almeida authorization to make final payment now that thi 

work had been permanently installed. The Comin- 
ittee voted to approve the payment of $2,160 to 
tlie artist. 

VII. Ashuribani[)al - Review The Committee voted to approve the base design, 
of Statue Base Design 

VIII. Anne Meissner - Report on Anne Meissner informed the Committee of the 
Curatorial Policy for adoption of a policy for exhibition of art 
Front Windows work in the front window of the Arts Commission 

Gallery. The policy states tliat an artist wisli- 
ing to exhibit his/her art work in the gallery 
front window must first submit a detailed 
proposal to tlie Gallery Director two weeks prii- 
to the exhibition. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /PAGE 3 / FEBRUARY 17, 1988 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

IX. Arts Commission Gallery The Committee was satisfied with this policy. 

Anne Meissner then informed the Committee of 
the next window installation that would occur 
as part of the Camera Obscura Exhibition. 

Next, the Committee was asked to consider the 
nomination of Adrienne Fuzee to the gallery 
Advisory Board. After reviewing Ms. Fuzee 's 
resume, the Committee voted itapproval. 

Lastly, the Committee voted to approve the 
Gallery's request for funding from the Californi; 
Arts Council for FY 1988-89. 



X. Lombard Fillmore Garage 
Progress Report 



XI. Richard Haas - NEA Art 
in Public Places Grant 



XII. Sunnydale Pump Station 



Regina Almaguer reported to the Committee that 
the project, at present, was 75% to 80% complete. 
She stated that she had $38,000 remaining in 
her budget which she would use for the completion 
of the project. She informed the Committee thit Ll 
City may take Lee Champagne to court. She further 
advised the Committee of the fact that the sub- 
contractors have filed suit against the City. 

Jill ManCon informed the Committee that the NEA 
had given the arts Commission one last opportunity 
to use the grant funds reserved for the Richard 
Haas Mural that was supposed to be placed on the 
back of the Orpheum Theatre. The Commissioners 
suggested that Richard Haas be commissioned to 
create a mural for the waiting room of the San 
Bruno County Jail. His project would most probably 
use only a portion of the funds allocated for the 
overall project Staff was directed to speak with 
the artist, the sheriff and the NEA to see if this 
proposal is acceptable. 

The Committee reviewed the design drawing presented 
by the artist which is based upon the image of 
the San Francisco Garter Snake. They were informed 
that the project was going forth to the state and 
federal governments with out the artist's work ami 
that it would be sent in later as an "Alternate". 
They were alarmed to hear this and requested a 
meeting with the executive staff of the Clean Water 
Program to get a commitment to include the work 
of the artist as an integral part of tlie project 
design. Commissioner LaRocca stated that ail furthm 
Civic Design approvals would be withheld until this 
issue is resolved. They also mentioned that Patricli 
project has been included in all of the design pre- 
sentations made to BCDC and any deviation from the 
design presented and approved would be luilawful. 
Visual Arts Coimnissioners agreed with the statemenl 
made by the Civic design Commissioners regarding iU- 
need to given the artist the parameters of a cons- 
truction budget, beyond the design fee she was jiwn 
ded. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/FEBRUARY 17, 1988/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



XII. Sunnydale Pump Station Commissioner LaRocca then spent several minutes 

reviewing the various design components of the 
artist's plan making several suggestions as to 
how she might proceed. He stated that it was imper- 
ative that her work be included on the BASE SHEETS. 
He also stated that she should also have grading 
plans, a planting plan and a lay-out. In his 
quick estimation, this might cost about $18,000 to 
$24,000 if prepared by a qualified and reputable 
landscape firm. The Committee agreed that the Arts 
Commission would have to approach Clean Water for 
these additional funds. When the artist's fee was 
negotiated in December, no one knew exactly what ll 
artist would propose or develop for the project. At 
that time, it was thought that the artist would be 
responsible for working drawings with the notion 
that her project would be more contained and more 
simple in nature. Now at this point, it is impossil 
for this fee to come from the artist's fee. Commit: 
sioner Hanson stated that this will be a master vjoi 
and will bring much acclaim to the efforts of the 
Clean Water Program. She also stated that the Cle n 
Water Program has previously espoused its philosoiil 
of "giving back" to the community. In a project of 
this visibility and great cost ($21 -28 million) 
spending alittle more for an outstanding design tli.- 
makes theoverall project a work of art is certain I; 
worthwhile. The Commissioners asked that a meetiiT: 
be scheduled as soon as possible to discuss thesf 
issues with Clean Water. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

I. ORDERED: Mural Design Approval/Art Enrichment for Garfield Pool/ 

Precita Eyes Muralists/Authorization to Proceed with 

Execution. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Approval to acept a 4th painting by Julius Wasserstein from 

the Wasserstein Esate for the City Collection. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: Final Payment Authorization/Peter Almeida/Coleridge Mini Park 
$2,160. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodirguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. ORDERED: Approval of the base design for the Ashurbanipal statue. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /FEBRUARY 17. 1988/PAGE 5 
REPORT AND ORDERS 

V. ORDERED: Motion to approve the nomination of Adrienne Fuzee to the 

Arts Commission Gallery Advisory Board. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

VI. ORDERD: Motion to support the content of the Arts Commission 

Gallery's application to the CAC for FY88/89. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodrigeuz 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. ORDERED: Approval to approve the installation proposed by William 

Maxwell for the lagoon adjacent to the Palace of Fine 
Arts which will be co-sponsored by Capp Street and the 
Exploratorium . 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 

7' 

Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




•IS Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Fraiici>.co. CA 94102 

415 556 M63 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 19f 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, March 16, 1988 at 3:00 PM In the Commission Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 



Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B, Metwally 
Ceorpe T. Rockrise 



varburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
PlanniiiE Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



JO Hansoa 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to Its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Peter Richards from the Exploratorium 
presented photographs representing the 
work of Jon Goldman who proposed to do 
a temporary art Installation In the 
lagoon surrounding the Exploratorium 
during the annual bubble Festival. Mr. 
Richards assured the Commissioners that 
precautions had been taken to ensure again ;( 
any harm to the bottom of the lagoon. 
The Commissioners made It clear to Mr. 
Richards that they had jurisdiction regard- 
ing the aesthetic design of the art work, 
not whether it should or could be placed 
there. Mr. Richards Informed the Commissions' 
that a presentation would be made to the 
Recreation and Park Department immediately 
thereafter. The Committee to approve the 
temporary installation of the work in terms 
of its aesthetic merit. 



The Exploratorium/ 
Request for Approval of a 
Temporary Art Installation 
by Jon Goldman 




II. Presentation by Mr. Gandhi 
of Maquette Proposed as 
a Gift to the City and 
County of San Francisco 



Mr. Gandhi expressed his regret that the 
maquette to be presented had been damapod 
during travel to San Francisco. The Comniii t 
examined the maquette and photographs pres- 
ented and expressed their concerns about thi 
inaccurate representation of the cloak worn 
by Mahatma Gandhi. Specifically, they stated 
that the cloak appeared to be more thick than 
it should and that it should also be more 
responsive to the contours of the body. 
The Commissioners further commented that the 
eyes seemed allttle too sad. The artist 
assured the Committee members that changes 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 16, 1988/PAGE 2 



SUBJECT 



II. Gandhi Proposal 



III.REquest for Design Approval/ 
Whisler Patri/Home Savings 
of America 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

would be made in the actual clay model made for 
the full-scale sculpture. In review, the Committee':: 
overall response was positive, provided that the 
sculptor could address their concerns in the lar;;e 
scale work. Commissioner Rodriguez inquired why m 
Indian artist was not assigned to the project as 
initially proposed by the Arts Commission. Mr. Gandhi 
responded that there was a time and cost constraint. 
Ms. Isaacs mentioned that the full Commission would 
bring up issues regarding the maintenance of the art 
work and other administrative matters. Mr. Gandhi 
requested that this information be conveyed to him 
after the Commission meeting in April. The Committee 
voted to approve the maquette, pending modifications 
to be made in the clay model. 

Willis Matthews of Whisler Patri presented his firin'i. 
sculpture proposal and placement in satisfaction o) 
the 1% for Art in Private Development mandated by ihi 
Downtown Plan. Mr. Matthews presented a photograph 
of a sculpture by Viola Frey, entitled "Ethnic Man" 
for placement in a pedestrian zone on Front Street. 
Commissioner LaRocca commented that this was an 
exciting project because it represented the first 
time that a project under the Percent for Art mandated 
by the Downtown Plan had come before the Arts Commis- 
sion for review. The Commissioners stated that Home 
Savings Bank was to be commended on their fine selec- 
tion of art work for the project. They voted a 
unanimous approval of the art work selected. (Note: 
although the sculpture will be a private purchase 
and not part of the City Collection, Commission review 
was necessiated because the sculpture will be placed 
on the sidewalk, in the public right of way.) 



Mr. M. J. Bogatin - Artist's 
Copyright Infringement 



Mr. Bogatin referred to the 1988 edition of the 
San Francisco Business Times in which the work of 
several lo:al artists is featured with absolutely 
no credit given to the artists what so ever for the 
reproduction of their work. Mr. Bogatin further 
stated that no fees were paid to the artists and in 
fact, their copyright notices were blatantly ignorel. 
Mr. Bogatin explained that he was the attorney for 
the group of artists and that he was pursuing some 
legal action against the magazine. To date the responsi 
from the attorneys for the magazine had been that 
the magazine was justified in reproducing the images 
without credit or compensation because the art was 
In the "public domain." The position of the Visual 
Arts Committee was to support the efforts of Mr. 
Bogatin to protect the moral and lawful rights ol the 
artists regarding artistic control and appropriate 
compensation. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 16, 1988/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



V. Mural Resource Center 
Grand Oriente Hotel 



VI. Mural Resource Center 

Family Development Center 



VII. Youth Arts Festival 

Ms. Anne Marie Thielen 



VIII. Patricia Johanson/ 

Sunnydale Pump Station 



IX. Lombard Fillmore Parking 
Garage 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

James Kvorvestad introduced Arnold Lerner and Alice 
Kerry, architects, a representative from the Mayor's 
Office of Community Development , a senior citizen 
resident of the Grand Oriente Hotel and the project 
artists. Randy O'Dell and Jessie Topaclo. The 
evolution of the project was discussed and the Comniittee 
was made to understand how the objective of the mural 
was to inspire pride and respect in the culture and 
background of the Philippine community residing in the 
hotel. After a sensitive evaluation of the buildings 
architecture, the audience and their culture, the artip:! 
decided to focus upon a trompe I'oeil interpretation d 
the Spanish stage of Philippine architecture. The 
Commissioners commended the artists upon the merit of 
their work and voted approval of the mural design. 

Eduardo Pineda presented a maquette of his design 
proposal for the Retablo del Desarrollo, the story of 
life and growth. He explained that artists from 
Creativity Explored will participate in portions of 
the mural design. Commissioner Rodriguez complimented 
the artist on how professional presentation and handsomt 
design. The Committee voted unanimous approval of iht 
proposed design. 

Ms. Thielen explained her proposal to conduct youth 
art competitions in various neighborhoods throughout 
San Francisco. The competition in each neighborhood 
would be coordinated by the Cultural Center in that 
neighborhood. Awards would be given to several children 
selected by a jury including the members of the Visual 
Arts Committee. The Committee suggested making all of 
the awards equal in dollar amount, as opposed to a 
low and high amount for 4th place and 1st place awards. 
The project's budget was briefly discussed and Ms. 
Thielen mentioned that the Cultural Centers would need 
a small allocation of funds in order to coordinate the 
project. The Committee decided that no action was 
required at this time and directed Ms. Thielen to 
the NAP Committee to discuss this project in the conLo 
of programming. 

A formal vote was taken by the membes of the CommLttii' 
to extend the completion date of Ms. Johanson's contra 
to June 1, 1988 for the submission of the information 
necessary for the completion of working drawings. 

Regina Almaguer reported to the Committee that as 
of January no contact had been made with Lee Champagne 
regarding the Lombard Street art Enrichment Project. 
Ms. Almaguer requested a motion to terminate tlie 
contract with Mr. Champagne and to release the funds 
from his contract so that they can be used to complete 
the project under staff supervision. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/March 16, 1988/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



X. Northern Police Station 



XI. Rudy Lemcke/The Garden 

A Proposal for the Harvey 
Milk Plaza 



Jill Manton reminded the Commissioners of their 
decision to work with Shelley Jurs for the 
glass art work at the Northern Police Station. 
The Commissioners authorized Ms. Manton to proceed 
working on the project with the artist. Commissioner 
Hanson mentioned her concern about the quality of 
Horace Washington's workmanship relative to his relLe; 
work at the Northern Station. Ms. Hanson stated that 
the artist's treatment of the seams between the sections 
of the relief panels was poor in quality, in that they 
were quite visible and had started to crumble or chip. 
Ms. Manton stated that she would write the artist 
immediately about this concern and request that he 
work to remedy the problem. 

Rudy Lemcke described for the Committee the various 
changes that had been made in his maquette for the 
Harvey Milk plaza subsequent to his last presentation 
of the maquette to the Committee. The changes includel 
a decision to exclude all names and a change in the 
kind of paving to be used. Mr. Lemcke stated that the 
Garden would be a place for meditation. He informed 
the Commissioners of the support and approval that 
the project has received from staff at the PUC, MU^-JI, 
and DPW. The artist stated that PUC/MUNI was willing 
to assume financial responsibility for the landscaping 
of the site. The Commissioners were extremely impressed 
with the diligence and professionalism of the artist 
and voted their unanimous approval of his proposal for 
"The Garden" at the Harvey Milk Plaza. 



XII. San Francisco Arts Commission Ms. Meissner approached the Committee for advise 



Gallery/ Ms. Anne Meissner 



XIII. !' 



Arts Festival 



regarding the proposed Commission budget reduction ant' 
its impact upon the gallery. Ms. Meissner stated 
emphatically that the gallery must have atleast 2 
full-time staff people on duty during its operation 
She stated that a \ time person would not have the 
devotion, commitment and flexability that a full time 
person has. Ms. Meissner stated that a person alone i< 
the gallery increases the gallery's liability to a 
dangerously high potential. A discussion ensued re: 
the need for flexibility regarding the total number 
of exhibits to be presented in order to maintain 2 
full-time staff persons. Commission LaRocca inquired 
whether financial issues that will impact programs 
will be dealt with in the program committees or the 
Finance Committee. Commissioner Hanson proposed 
the possibility of hiring guest curators with outside 
(out of City) funding. 

Claire Isaacs informed the Commissioners that the 
Arts and Flower Festival was currently on hold for 
various reasons. Apparently the Arboretum Society is 
claiming the use of half of the space of the County 
Building and the state of California has not yet 
developed a budget for this joint effort. She stated 
her firm belief that something will go forth, though 
at this staee, it was not exactly defined and finalizec 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 16, 1988/PAGE 5 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 



I. ORDERED: Motion to approve the temporary art installation proposed by 

Jon Goldman for the lagoon area adjacent to the Exploratoriura 
based upon the aesthetic merit of the art work. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to approve the maquette presented by Mr. Gandhi for 

the Gandhi Memorial provided that the sculptor incorporate the 
recommendations and suggestions made by the Visual Arts Committee. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

III. ORDERED: Motion to approve with commendations the selection of a Viola Frey 

sculpture entitled, "Ethnic Man" for placement in front of a 
new HOme Savings Building on California and Front Streets. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

IV. ORDERED: Motion to support the efforts of Mr. M. J. Bogatin, to protect tl.e 

artistic rights of artist for artistic control, compensation and 

copyright protection. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

V. ORDERED: Motion to approve the mural design for the facade of the Grand Orientt 

Hotel as proposed bu Randy O'Dell and Josie Topacio. 
Motion: Pete Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. ORDERED: Motion to approve the mural designed proposed by Eduardo Pineda for tl 

Family Development Center. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VII. ORDERED: Motion to extend the completion date by which Patiric Johanson must 

have submitted all materials necessary for the production of \/orklng 
drawings for the Sunnydale Pump Station to June 1, 1988. 
Motion: JoHanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

VIII. ORDERED: Motion to terminate the contract with LeeChampagne for the Lombard 

Street Srt Enrichment Project due to non-compliance of contrictual 
obligations and non-completion of project. Approval to reIea^?c 
unexpended funds from the contract in order to complete the proje:t 
under supervision of Arts Commission staff. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 16, 1988/PAGE 6 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

REPORTS & ORDERS 

IX. ORDERED: Design Approval of The Garden proposed by Rudy Lemcke for the 
Harvey Milk Plaza. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REPORT 

1. Discussion regarding the review of the maquette proposed for the 
Gandhi Memorial. 

2. Arts Commission Gallery Advisory Board 



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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE ERRATA 



The following correction will revise the minutes from the Wednesday, 
March 16, 1988 meeting of the Visual Arts Committee. 



MAVOR 

Art Agnos 



Please note that the following section of the minutes from page four 
will henceforth be corrected to read as follows: 



COMMISSIONERS 



Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
)0 Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T, Rockrise 
Ppl'i.^ndrioiipz 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



XI. Rudy Lemcke/ The Garden Rudy Lemcke described for the Committee 

A Proposal for the Harvey the various changes that had been made in his 
Milk Plaza maquette for the Harvey Milk Plaza subsequent 

to his last presentation of the maquette to 
the Committee. The changes included a dec- 
ision to exclude all names and a change in 
the kind of paving to be used. Mr. Lemcke 
stated that the Garden would be a place for 
meditation. He informed the Commissioners 
of the support and approval that the project 
has received from staff at the PUC, MUNI, 
and DPW. The artist stated that PUC/MUNI 
was willing to assume financial responsibility 
for the maintenance of the landscaping 
and custodial work at the site after the 
sculpture has been installed . The Commissioners 
were extremely impressed with the diligence 
and professionalism of the artist and voted 
their unanimous approval of his proposal for 
"The Garden" at the Harvey Milk Plaza. 

The attached copy indicates the version of the minutes from that meeting 
as originally submitted. 



Respectfully submitt 




Jm 

Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/March 16, 1988/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



X. Northern Police Station 



Jill Manton reminded the Commissioners of their 
decision to work, with Shelley Jurs for the 
glass art work at the Northern Police Station. 
The Commissioners authorized Ms. Manton to proceed 
working on the project with the artist. Commissioiie ■: 
Hanson mentioned her concern about the quality of 
Horace Washington's workmanship relative to his relLei 
work at the Northern Station. Ms. Hanson stated that 
the artist's treatment of the seams between the sections; 
of the relief panels was poor in quality, in that they 
were quite visible and had started to crumble or chip. 
Ms. Manton stated that she would write the artist 
immediately about this concern and reguest that he 
work to remedy the problem. 



Rudy Lemcke/The Garden 
A Proposal for the Harvey 
Milk Plaza 



Rudy Lemcke described for the Committee the various 
changes that had been made in his maquette for the 
Harvey Milk plaza subsequent to his last presentation 
of the maquette to the Committee. The changes included 
a decision to exclude all names and a change in the 
kind of paving to be used. Mr. Lemcke stated that the 
Garden would be a place for meditation. He informed 
the Commissioners of the support and approval that 
the project has received from staff at the PUG, MUNI, 
and DPW. The artist stated that PUC/MUNI was willing 
to assume financial responsibility for rhp 1 anfl<;napini> 
of the site. T he Commissioners were extremely impressed 
with the diligence and professionalism of the artist 
and voted their unanimous approval of his proposal for 
"The Garden" at the Harvey Milk Plaza. 



XII. San Francisco Arts Commission Ms. Meissner approached" the Committee for advise 



Gallery/ Ms. Anne Meissner 



xm. 

^1 



Arts Festival 



regarding the proposed Commission budget reduction ami 
its impact upon the gallery. Ms. Meissner stated 
emphatically that the gallery must have atleast 2 
full-time staff people on duty during its operation. 
She stated that a J time person would not have the 
devotion, commitment and flexability that a full time 
person has. Ms. Meissner stated that a person alone !'■ 
the gallery increases the gallery's liability to a 
dangerously high potential. A discussion ensued re: 
the need for flexibility regarding the total number 
of exhibits to be presented in order to maintain 2" 
full-time staff persons. Commission LaRocca inquired 
whether financial issues that will impact programs 
will be dealt with in the program conmiittees or the 
Finance Committee. Conmiissioner Hanson proposed 
the possibility of hiring guest curators with outside 
(out of City) funding. 

Claire Isaacs informed the Commissioners that the 
Arts and Flower Festival was currently on hold for 
various reasons. Apparently the Arboretum Society is 
claiming the use of half of the space of the County 
Building and the state of California has not yet 
developed a budget for this joint effort. She stated 
her firm belief that something will go forth, thoui'h 
at this stage, it was not exactly defined and finali?---'! 




4S Hyiio Street 

Suitr 119 

San FrjiHisco. (A 94102 

415 55B )463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1988 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, May Uth at 11:00 AM in the Bureau of Architecture's 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



MAYOR 

Art Agnos 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS 
Ijntueline Nomerovski 
Prcirlcnt 
Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eiclielbaum 
In Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C- Swig 

iSWfFK lO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Ads Museum, 
library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 




There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested where appropriate. 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



I. New Art Enrichment David Pierce from Landscape Architecture 
Michealangelo Playground demonstrated plans for the design of the 

Michealangelo Playground in North Beach. He 
mentioned that the community had been very 
involved in the design of the park and that 
Jim Growden, a local artist had designed the 
gates and benches for the park. The Commissioners 
tried to verify if funds for art enrichment had 
actually been allocated for the project or if 
the art enrichment money was to be raised by the 
community. It became apparent through the ensuing 
conversation that no funds had been allocated for 
art enrichment. The Commissioners informed Mr. 
Pierce that the design of the gates and benches 
would still have to be approved by the Arts Comm. 



II. 6th and Folsom Art 
Enrichment 



Regina Almaguer reported about delays in initia- 
ting the project due to the difficulties resulting 
from the stringent requirements demanded by the 
City Attorney. Regina mentioned that it was 
viturally impossible for the artist to obtain the 
Payment and Insurance Performance Bonds as 
required by the City Attorney. In addition, before 
any payments can be made, artists we have to pro- 
duce receipts from sub-contractors for the amounts 
requested. The Commissioners were concerened that 
these kinds of insurance requirements may lead to 
the end of the public art program . Conmiissioner 
Hanson inquired as to whether the Arts Commission 
could obtain some sort of bond policy. Coiimiissionc 
LaRocca suggested that the Friends of the Arts 
might be able to provide insurance coverage as 
a service to both the arts community and the 
Arts Commission. Some sort of premium reimburse- 
ment schedule could be worked out. Commissioner 
LaRocca promised to bring this up for discussion 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MAY 11, 1988/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



with the Friends of the Arts. 



III. Embarcadero Design Team 
Discussion re: Artist 
Candidates 



Contract Modification 
Patricia Johanson 



The following artists were discussed as 
possible design team candidates for the 
Embarcadero Project. The Commissioners 
stated that they would like to involve an 
artist who has had previous experience workin; 
on a design team and also, someone who would 
be able to hold their own in discussion with 
the already established Bechtel Design Team. 
Candidates discussed were: John Roloff, Leonai 
Hunter, Roger Berry, Frances Butler, Gary 
Dwyer, Al Wong, Jim Melchert, Marc Palley, 
Frank Romero. The committee agreed to invite 
Roger Berry, Leonard Hunter and John Roloff tc 
participate as finalists to be interviewed by 
a selection panel with Arts Commission, DPW, 
and PUC participation. 

The Commissioners voted to modify the contrad 
with Patricia Johanson by increasing by the 
amount of $5,000 for additional expenses 
incurred in travelling for meetings with the 
community and the revision of her design 
proposal. 



The Committee also discussed the artists 
design solution to address the issue of 
unsafe pedestrain access to the waterfront. 
Staff informed the Committee about the 
disapproval of this proposal by Traffic 
Engineering because of its irregularity and 
the potential liability of the City in the 
event of an accident at the proposed location. 
The Commissioners were made to understand thai 
they would have to go to the Board of Super- 
visors to overturn this veto. They decided 
that the time frame for the design completion 
dictated the immediate resolution of this 
issue. The Commissioners directed staff to 
request that the artist work to modify her 
design to exclude the portion of the snake 
design that extended Into the street area. 



V. Richard Haas Mural - 

Approval of Proposed Location The newly proposed site for the mural was 

described to the Committee members. 
Commissioner Hanson was reluctant to approvi 
the location because of its proximity to tl\i 
church. The Committee finally voted to 
approve the mural location pending Commissic 
er LoRocca's inspection and approval of the 
site. 

VI. Proposed Donation of a Litho The Committee enthusiastically accepted Lh. 
graph by Harold Altman from Mr. gift of the art work with their expression 
Yamaguchi of gratitude and appreciation. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MAY 11, 1988/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Proposed Donation of 
Painting by Robert 
Harper 



VIII. SFGH Art Enrichment 



Arts Festival 




1 . ORDERED : 



Mr. Harper proposed the exchange of his 
damaged painting with a new donation. In 
addition, he informed the Committee that the 
two remaining undamaged panels of his triptych 
could be exhibited as completed paintings unto 
themselves. Debra Lehane informed the Commissioner: 
that the damaged painting had actually been 
deaccessioned by a Commission vote in 1983. The 
Commissioners thus voted to rescind the vote of 
1983 that deaccessioned the work and voted to 
accept the new work with deep appreciation. 

The Commissioners decided to waive the art 
enrichment requirement for a new leased X-Ray 
Facility at San Francisco General Hospital. They 
requested that staff verify the legal applicabilit- 
of the ordinance before full Commission ratificatii 
of this vote at the next Commission meeting. 

Claire Isaacs reported that Claudia Chapline had 
been retained as Guest Curator of the Flower Art 
Exhibition for a fee of $3,000. Commissioner 
Jo Hanson suggested that Ruth Asawa and Eleanor 
Dickinson serve as judges for the project. 



Motion to waive the art enrichment requirement for the 

new leased X-Ray Facility at San Francisco General Hospital. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: Motion to modify the contract with Patricia Johanson by 

Increasing the total contract amount by $5,000 to cover 
additional expenses incurred in the redesign of her proposal 
and expenses necessitated by travel to community meetings. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to accept the donation of a lithograph by Harold 

Altman from Mr. Yamaguchi with deep appreciation and 

gratitude. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



4. ORDERED: Motion to accept the donation of a painting from artist 
Robert Harper with gratitude and appreciation. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further bu^ 
Respectfully submitted, 



the meeting was adjourned at 12:25 PM. 

Jill Manton, Coordinator, Public Art 




•45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisro. CA 94102 

•115 558 3163 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1988 



The regular meeting of Che Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
August 17, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners' Room of the San 
Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 
Jacqueline Nemetov 



Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelba 
Jo Hanson 
WillMm Patersor 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents ol Ihe 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 



Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 
DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Proposed Placement of a Willis Mather from the firm of Wild sIcVP' 
Sculpture by Gwynn Murrill presented visual information pertaining I 
adjacent to the Home Savings the proposal to place a sculpture by i,A 
Bank on California and artist Gwynn Murrill in front of the Honi' 



Battery 



Si 1 



Savings Bank on California and B;itter 
This proposal would replace their jiro'Lcn 
request to place a sculpture by Vii^la I'l ■ 
in the same location. Mr. Mather e-cpl.iin' 
that the artist would create a bronzi^ ri'l 
base for the work which would cont liii vi^ 
information related to the meaning and l 
behind the sculpture. The sculpLui'.' i^u] i 
bronze base would be placed upon a gi'tnii 
pedestal bringing the total height of thi 
sculpture installation to 8'6". CommLsslo 
Hanson expressed her concern about the sr 
of the work relative to the overall i»nv i i 
ment. Commissioner LaRocca suggested tli.il 
base be designed to come up to thi- foot p 
of the sculpture to avoid a ledge that ini 
provide access for vandals or a space foi 
garbage, etc. The Committee requested adt^ 
itional information regarding the sculptu 
and base design, however, they did vote I 
approve the overall placement of the scul 
ture and to rescind their former approval 
the Viola Frey sculpture, pending rect-Lpi 
photographs that represent the actual woi 
to be placed in said location. 



II. 



Proposed Placement of Red- The sponsors of this proposal presented a 
wood Peace Pole in U.N. Plaza example of the Peace Pole to the Commi t t 

for their review and explained that it 
was their intent to install the poll- in 
honor of U.N. Day on October 24, 19^.8. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/AUGUST 17, 1988/PAGE 2 



ILBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



II. Peace Pole cont'd 



Commissioner LaRocca expressed his concern that l.lie 
Redwood Peace Pole was not an original work of art 
and would not as such be an appropriate addition to th' 
City Collection. He stated that the pole seemed mor-i 
like signage or furniture and should be referred Lo fi' 
Civic Design Committee. He further stated his concern 
regarding the appropriateness of this gift to the CLt ■ 
and the liability the City would assume in accepting M 
gift. Commissioner Hanson suggested that the Commit t' 
approve the installation of this redwood pole for a 
limited period of time that would allow the Commiss ii 
the opportunity to re-evaluate the peace pole in tin 
context of the U.N. Plaza environment. Commissioner 
Hanson stated that the peace pole carried a mcssaj e > I 
peace that could not be construed as being ccmmert i.ii - 
The Coiranittee members made it quite clear to the pr'> 
sponsors that the sponsors would be responsible for 
the installation of the pole, its de-installation anfl 
any and all restoration of the original l;indscape. The- 
Committee unanimously agreed to approve the tempoiary 
installation of the work, contingent upon approval Prci 
whichever department has jurisdiction over the proper! 
(See Reports and Orders for Motion) 



Proposed Installation of 
Sculpture by Stephen De 
Staebler at 720 Market St. 



The Committee reviewed a maquette of the proposed 
sculpture and an accompanying site plan that indi<a 
the location and scale of the sculpture relat i^ e lo 
office building ay 720 Market Street. The Conmiittee 
favorably impressed with the proposed design of the 
and voted its unanimous approval with the suggest ic 
the work be located as far as possible into the s i tl 
zone for greater visibility. 



IV. Nominations for Market Street 
Selection Panel 



The following persons were nominated to ser-'c on in. 
Selection Panel for the Market Street Transit Av ['• 
Hilda Shum, Jennifer Dowley , Judy Chan, Commissi'iir 
from the Visual Arts Committee and Buster Siinpso'i 1' 
Seattle. Because of possible high costs invoj /etl in 
bringing in a panel member from Seattle, a local .il 
ate was to be named to the Committee. The tlDininilJ et 
to approve the nominations. 



SE Arts Commission Gallery 
Exhibition Approvals 



L» 



Anne Meissner presented further information oi i< 
previously approved installation entitled, Nl' ■■'.•''."■" 
curated by Russ Jennings. The Committee exprc-;si.l 
concern about the safety of one of the works pri't'e; i 
and directed Ms. Meissner to have the plans fur il)i- 
installation reviewed by an Electrical Engineer and 
Fire Department. In addition, the Commissioners a^i 
to approve the .^ th annual exhibition entitled "Chaii 
Reaction . " 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/AUGUST 17, 1988/Page 3 



Subject 



VI. 



Coit Tower Barrier 
System Design 



Gift by Harold Altman 



Administrative Directives 

Registrar, Debra Lehane reported that the conservation fc 
Colt Tower will begin September 26th. Following the 
conservation work as closely as possible, the new barrier 
system should be installed to protect the repaired miir iJs 
The grant from the Office of Historic Preservation will 
cover the cost of the new system. Commissioner Hin.Toii 
voiced a strong concern that the system should no'; he 
a "token" system as is in place now. The Visual Ari;s 
Commission directed Ms. Lehane to take the matter to l he 
Civic Design Committee for advice and direction. 

Mr. Kozo Yamaguchl has offered a second print by Lh(3 
artist Harold Altman to the city through his agent 
Wolf Schulz Gallery. The lithograph is titled 
California and is // 44 of and edition of 285. TUc 

print is framed and ready fur lianj;lnj',. St.iff n-co en ':'i 

was for the acceptance oi' tlie work for the City's 'CI i' i 
Motion: To approve the gift of tlie print by Haro Li' Al n ,■ • 
titled California 1988, lithograph 44/285. Donat.d t.' 
the people of San Francisco, for their enjoyment, as an 
expression of thanks from Mr. Kozo Yamajuchi, Yo'ccliaina , 
Japan. Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. Plaques Simon Bolivar 



Supervisor Jim Gonzalez has asked the Bureau of lin;:i<"i; 
Department to install bronze plaques vhlch arrived t(<'-> 
to install before the dedication of the Simon Boll 'jr. 
monument. The Commissioner Hanson asked that a fpttii 
thanks be sent to Supervisor Gonzalez and that app'"0'.al 
be given for the work to proceed. 

Motion: To approve installation by Department of I'ublii 
Works Bureau of Engineering of bronze plaques for the I; 
the Simon Bolivar monument in UN Plaza. 



IX. Deaccession of work 
by Gulllermo Granizo 



It has been discovered that a piece by Gulllermo ('raai/.o 
which was accepted by the city has been damaged beyond 
repair. Panorama of San Francisco has been stored by 
the artist pending a location in the city. The Port 
of San Francisco expressed an interest in the piece and 
it was at this time that the artist checked the condition 
of the piece and reported the damage. Staff recommendati 
is to deaccession item 1984.71 from the collection. 



Gift by Gulllermo 
Granizo 



Since the Port of San Francisco expressed a strong int -T' 
and regret in not being able to install the piece in i tei 
IX. , the artist has designed a new work for the Ferry 
Building. The new work is titled Embarcadero and will 
be Installed in the Commission Room at the Ferry Building. 
The artist maintains poster rights of the image. Staff 
recommendation is to accept the work with gratitute. 
Port Resolution // 88-78 gives permission for location. 



(cont . ) 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/AUGUST 17, 1988/Page 4 

►■ Subject Administrative Directives 

' XI. SFMMA Request for The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is organizing a 
Diebenkorn loan major exhibition for travel titled Bay Area Fig ui ative 

Art: 1950-1965 . Requested for this exhibition is the 
work by Richard Diebenkorn Still Life with Lettei . 
Commissioners Hanson and LaRocca have authorized Debra 
Lehane to negotiate on behalf of the commission vith 
the Museum on this loan. The work is currently in the 
office of Chief Administrative Office, Rudy Nothenberg. 
The museum has been asked to possibly loan a piece to 
Mr. Nothenberg's office during the exhibition and has 
indicated a willingness to lend. Ms. Lehane will 
negotiate the length of the loan, a loan fee for the 
piece and possible conservation of the painting with 
the museum. The exhibition opens in SF December 1989 
and will go through the spring of 1991. 

X. Fresco Mural Symposium Registrar Oebra Lehane introduced to the Commissioners 

the idea of a Commission sponsered symposium on fresco 
murals. The Archives of American Art has also expressed 
an interest and willingness to assist with the project. 
Mr. Lehane asked the committee for permission to approa' 1' 
the Finance Committee for possible funding or ideas i'or 
grants which would support the program. 



1.1 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



I. ORDERED: 



Motion to rescind a former approval to place a sculpture by 

Viola Frey adjacent to the Home Saving Bank on California 

and Battery Street in satisfaction of the 1% for Art in Private 

Development 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



II. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the placement of a sculpture by Gwynn Murrill 
adjacent to the Home Savings Bank on California and Battery 
Streets contingent upon the Committee's subsequent review of 
photos of the maquette that demonstrate treatment of the base 
and pedestal. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: Motion to approve the temporary installation of the Peace Pole 
in the United Nations Plaza, contingent upon the sponsoring 
organization's ability to obtain approval from whichever departiiicnl 
has jurisdiction over that site. This motion will constitute 
a temporary approval which will given the Commission the opportunity 
to re-evaluate the placement of the Peace POLE in the designated 
site three months after the October 24th anniversary celebration in 
the United Nations Plaza. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

^K Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the placement of a sculpture by Stephen DeStacbLc 
adjacent to 720 Market Street with the strong recommendation thnt 
the art work be moved forward into the sidewalk area. 



V. ORDERED: 



VI. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the participation of the following individual.'-. 

on the Selection Panel for the Market Street Art in Transit Proi;rani: 

Hilda Shum 

Jennifer Dowley or alternate 

Member of the Visual Arts Committee 

Judy Chan 

Buster Simpson or local alternate 

Motion to approve the 4th Annual Chain Reaction Exhibition at the 
SF Arts Commission Gallery 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



REPORTS ANU ORDERS ( Visual Arts Committee cont.) 
fJil. ORDERED: 



VIII. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the gift of a print by Harold Altman titled 
California , 1988, lithograph 44/285. Donated to the people of 
San Francisco, for their enjoyment, as an expression of thanks 
from Mr. Kozo Yamajuchi, .Yokohama, Japan. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

installation 
Motion to approve by Department of Public Works Bure.ui 

Engineering of bronze plaques designed for the base of the Simoa 
Bolivar monument in UN Plaza . 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IX. ORDERED: Motion to deaccession a collection item 1984.71 by Guillermo 

Granizo titled Panorama of San Francisco , ceramic mural. Work 

has been damaged beyond repair while in storage under the artist's 

responsibility. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ORDERED: Motion to accept ceramic tile mural by Guillermo Granizo, 

Title Unknown, for installation in Commission Room of the Ferry 
Building per Port approval resolution # 88-78. Artist retains 

8 poster rights. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ORDERED: Motion to authorize staff to negotiate with SF Museum of Modern 

Art regarding the loan of painting by Richard Diebenkorn titled 
Still Life with Letter to traveling exhibition Bay Area Kigurii tiv c 
Art beginning December 1989 until spring 1991. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

XII. ORDERED: Motion to authorize Registrar to go to Finance Committee for 

funding recommendations of Commission Sponsered Fresco Mural 

Symposium. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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4 5 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 556 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, September 29, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



MAYOR 

Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Debra Lehane requested a contract modification 
for the Coit Tower project with Interactive 
Resources . The Commissioners voted to approve 
the modification which would extend the contract 
until December 31, 1988. 



Contract Modification 
Coit Tower/Interactive 
Resources 



II. Youth Art Festival Purchases 

Debra Lehane expressed her concern about both the 
durability of the art works purchased and the 
ability to exhibit them in an appropriate manner. 
A suggestion was made to have the Registrar 
present at all times in the future when purchase 
decisions are being made so that these issues 
might be addressed in advance. The Commissioners 
were informed that as of yet, neither the schools 
nor the school children had been paid for the 
work. This greatly disturbed them and they expres 
ed their concern about the reputation and creda- 
bility of the Arts Commission. Commissioner La 
Rocca stated that the schools should be called to 
make arrangements for the delivery of the art 
work to the Commission. Commissioner Hanson state 
that there should have been better communication 
between the Neighborhood Arts Program and the 
Registrar. As of yet unresolved issues such as 
responsibility for processing of purchase orders, 
etc. should be taken up with the Director of the 
Commission. 



III. 



Donation of Art Work by 
William Granizo 



This item had been referred back to Committee 
at the last Arts Commission meeting based on the 
objections of Commissioners Peter Rodriguez. 
Both Commissioners present stated that their 
position on this donation stands as it was ore- 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 20, 1988/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



III. Granizo Donation 

IV. New Art Enrichment 
AIDS Research Facility 



viously voted upon. 

Project Architects Mark Dorian, Leo Smith and Philip 
Sauers were present to describe this new project. The> 
explained that the project will consist of 3 new 
stories added to an existing building in the SF 
General complex at 22nd and Portrero. The maximum 
budget for art enrichment would be $102,000. The 
following ideas regarding art enrichment were made: 

1. purchase paintings for interior lobby 

2. embellish columns or facade with bas-relief or 
mosaics 

3. embellishment of underside of soffet. 
Commissioner Hanson suggested that the project be 
publicized in order to see what ideas might be gener- 
ated by the artists themselves after viewing the 
architectural plans. Regina Almaguer was directed to 
develop a prospectus for the project. This discussion 
was concluded with a reminder from Mark. Dorian about 
the tight schedule for the project and the budgetary 
constraints. He requested that an amount less than the 
full 2% be allocated for art enrichment. 



Maria Alquilar/Art Enrichment Ms. Alquilar's contract was modified and extended unti 
Louis Sutter Field House September 30, 1989 because of the delay in the project 

construction. 



VI. San Andreas Water Facility Art Staff brought up the possibility of waiving the art 
Enrichment enrichment requirement for this project because of 

the paucity of actual wall space available at the 
facility on which to place art work. Commissioner 
Hanson stated that the funds could still be used to 
purchase quality photography that would be meaningful 
to the Water Department as a whole. Works not install- 
ed at the San Andreas facility could be installed in 
other offices and facilities of the Water Dept. 



VII. Lombard Parking Garage Art 
Enrichment 



Regina Almaguer reported that the project had finally 
been completed. She asked the Visual Arts Committee 
to inspect the project at their earliest possible 
opportunity. Based upon Ms. Almaguer 's recommendation, 
the Committee voted to approve final payment to 
Neon Neon in the amount of $7,035. 



VIII. Gandhi Statue Donation 



IX. San Bruno County Jail Art 
Enrichment 



Regina Almaguer reported that the project was coming 
along as scheduled. The artwork will be installed 
by October 3, 1988. 

Jill Manton recommended that the artists working on 
the project be awarded a proposal fee. The Commission 
ers stated that in exchange for the fee, they wished 
to receive a written report or sketch by December, 
1988. The Commissioners agreed that the fee should 
not exceed $2,000. 



Procedures re: Projects that 

Impact DPW and Other Departments The Commissioners stated that we need to develop 

a clearer system of communications between agen- 
cies and departments when dealing with projects 
initiated by the public. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 20, 1988/PAGE 3 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

XI. Christine Puskas/ The Commissioners agreed to extend the contract with 
Mural Project at the the artist until December 31, 1988 and to approve 
Upper Noe Recreation Ctr. a waiver of the continued liability Insurance coverage 

provided that the artist agreed to have no one but 
herself on or near any scaffolding or ladder to be used 
for the project. 

XII. Application to the NEA The Commissioners endorsed the premise of the appllcatit 
for an Art in Public Places to be submitted to the NEA/AIPP Program for the Sunny 
Grant for the Sunnydale dale Pump Station. If received, this grant will provide 
Pump Station the funds necessary to have the artist, Patricia 

Johanson, on site during the construction of the projecl 
to ensure the conformance of the construction with the 
intent of the artist's design. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



Motion to extend the contract with INTERACTIVE 
RESOURCES at Coit Tower by extending the completion 
date until December 31, 1988. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2 . ORDERED : 



Motion to modify the contract with Maria Alquilar for 

her art enrichment project at the Louis Sutter Field 

House by extending the completion date until September 

30, 1989. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve final payment to NEON NEON for 

completion of work at the Lombard Parking Garage. 

ment authorized :$7,035. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



Pay- 



4. ORDERED: 



Motion to authorize the Exploratorium artists to develo] 
a proposal for the art enrichment program at the San 
Bruno County Jail for a design fee of $2,000. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: 



lI 



Motion to approve the Arts Commission's application 
for an NEA/AIPP grant for Patricia Johanson' s project 
at the Sunnydale Pump Station. Grant will provide a 
fee with wich to pay artist for her ongoing supervision 
of the project while under construction and will also 
compensate the artist for the design and fabrication of 
the Arbor/Butterfly Pavilion feature of her design. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 20, 1988/PAGE 4 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



ORDERED : 



Motion to modify the contract with Christine Puskas by extending 

the completion date until December 31, 988 and by waiving 

the requirement for continued liability insurance. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Unanimous: Consensus 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30. 
Respectfully submitted. 




Jill Manton 
Curator, Public Art 




4 5 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San rrancisfo, CA 94102 

415 558 J163 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1988 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, October 19, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library on the third floor. 



A 



N D 



A 



COMMISSIONERS 



Vernon Alley 
Timolliy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
)o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
CrtKRP T, Rockrise 

m r- 

rTTix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



I. Contract Modification/Roger Berry/ Approval of Additional 
Funds for Expenses Incur red/Embarcadero Roadway Project 

II. Contract Modification/Richard Deutsch and Mary Chonioiiko/ 
Extension of Completion Date Until January 30, 1989/(irtaL 
Highway Seawall Art Enrichment 

III. Arts Commission Gallery 

1. Approval of "Rags" Exhibit - 1.12. 89 - 2.28.89 

2. Approval of touring exhibit sponsored by Centro 
Columbo Americano 

3. Approval of Jurors for "Exploration:City Site, 
Phase III 

4. Funding request to Haas Foundation for CAC Match 

IV. Studio Visit - Mary Chomenko - Great Highway Seawall 
November 9, 1988 

V. Review of Minor Revisions Made in "Learning Wall" Mur.il 1 
Keith Sklar/Board of Education Building 

VI. Request for Reviev7 of Johanna Poethig's Art Enrichment 
Project for the Father Boedekker Recreation Center - 
Proposed Date: Friday, October 21st at 4:00 PM. 



VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 



Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 



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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 

Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1988 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, October 20, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Robert LaRocca 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T, Rocl<rise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix_M. Warburg 

^^^•. _»...MBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. Roger Berry/Contract The Committee voted to approve the payment of 

Modif ication/Embarcadero an additional $1,000 to the artist for expenses 
Project incurred above and beyond the original scope of 

his work as outlined by his contract. 



Richard Deutsch/Mary 
Chomenko /Contract 
Extension/Great Highway 
Seawall 



Due to a delay in the construction of the Great 
Highway Seawall, the artists were instructed to 
deliver their completed art works to the site 
on January 30, 1989. The Commissioners voted to 
approve the new completion date which replaces the 
prior date of December 1, 1988. Plans for a studio 
visit to view Mary Chomenko 's work were discussed 
and tentatively scheduled for November 10th, pendir 
confirmation. 



III. Arts Commission Gallery 
Exhibition Approval 




Anne 

Meissnerintroduced the proposed exhibition of 
"Rags" curated by Board member, Anne Healy. The 
show features artists who use clothing or clothing 
imagery in their painting or sculpture. Commissioni 
Rodriguez stated that all segments of the commun- 
ity should be included in this and other exhibits. 
The gallery director, Ms. Meissner, promised to 
conduct greater outreach to ensure future participa- 
tion of artists of color. 

Centro Columbo Americano - This will be a touring 
exhibition of the work of gallery artists that 
has been curated by the Curatorial Committee of t\u 
Board. It will include painting and 2-D art works 
that will tour 6 South American cities. 
Jurors for Exploration/City Site. The following 
recommendations for jurors were accepted and voted 
upon by the Committee: Lars Larup , Valerie Reicheri 
and Tofer Delaney. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/OCTOBER 20, 1988/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



IV. Keith Sklar /Learning 
Wall Mural 



III. SFAC GALLERY The Coramissioners were further informed that this 
program was now considered part of the Gallery's 
overall budget. 

Lastly, the Commissioners approved of the Gallery's 
request to the Haas Foundation for an $8,000 match 
to a CAC grant request. 

The Commissioners were informed of minor design 
changes made by the artist to his original proposal 
for the Learning Wall mural. The Commissioners were 
reacquainted with the four year history of the projecL 
and assured that the basic theme or content of the 
mural remained unchanged. The Commissioners accepted 
the fact that changes in an artist's style may occur 
over a four year period, however, they stated that 
the artist was taking a risk in changing what had 
been the approved design. They agreed to inspect the 
painting of the mural upon its completion and at that 
time, vote for approval or disapproval of the work. 

V. Pre-Final Inspection of The Commissioners were requested to inspect Johanna 
Johanna Poethig's Art Poethig's ceramic tile mural for the Father Alfred 
Enrichment Project Boedekker Recreation Center previous to its install- 
ation in the event that any changes needed to be 
made. The inspection was scheduled for Friday , Oct. 
28th at 3:30 PM. 



VI. 



Art in Public Places 
Conference 



VII. Proposed Gifts of 
Art for the City 
Collection 



The Commissioners were informed that the Arts 
Commission was co-sponsoring a public art symposium 
with the Arts Extension Service of the University of 
Mass. The symposium's prgram was discussed and the 
Commissioners were encouraged to attend. 

The Committee voted to accept gifts of art works 
from the following donors: 

1. Transparency and Mixed Media by Priscilla Birge 
Donated by Jo Hanson **Commissioner Hanson ab- 
stained from voting on this donation. It will 
be recommended by Commissioner Rodriguez under 
Committee Reports. 

2. Color Etching by Roberta Loach. Donated by 
Priscilla Birge 

3. Acrylic painting on paper donated by Roberta 
Loach - Attl-Jl" PdfTlCM raV.ilnnf'r^ 

A. Color xerox by Eleanor Kent donated by Patricia 
Tavenner 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. ORDERED: CONTRACT MODIFICATION/ROGER BERRY/EMBARCADERO PARKWAY PROJECT 
INCREASE CONTRACT AMOUNT BY $1,000. 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECOND: PETER RODRIGUEZ 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 



2. ORDERED: CONTRACT MODIFICATION/TIME EXTENSION - NEW COMPLETION DATE 
OF JANUARY 30, 1989/RICUARD DEUTSCH/GREAT HIGHWAY SEAWALL 
PROJECT 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /OCTOBER 20, 1988/PAGE 3 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



2. ORDERED: 



Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



CONTRACT MODIFICATION/TIME EXTENSION - NEW COMPLETION DATE 

OF JANUARY 30, 1989/MARY CHOMENKO /GREAT HIGHWAY SEAWALL 

PROJECT 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



4. ORDERED: 



SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION APPROVAL/"RAGS"/ 

1.12.89 to 2.28.89 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: 



SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION APPROVAL /"CENTRO 
COLUMBO AMERICANO" /TOURING EXHIBITION 1989 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



6. ORDERED: 



SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY / EXPLORATION CITY SITE/ 
APPROVAL OF JURORS: LARS LARUP , VALERIE REICHERT AND 
TOFER DELANEY 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



7. ORDERED: 



SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY/ Approval to APPLY FOR $8,000 
in funds to match CAC grant from the Haas Foundation 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



8. ORDERED: 



ACCEPTANCE OF COLOR ETCHING BY ROBERT LOACH. DONATED BY 
PRISCILLA BIRGE. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



9. ORDERED: 



ACCEPTANCE OF ACRYLIC PAINTING ON PAPER BY PATRICIA 
TAVANNER. DONATED BY ROBERTA LOACH 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



10. ORDERED: 



ACCEPTANCE OF COLOR XEROX BY ELEANOR KENT DONATED BY PATRIC_ 

lA TAVANNER 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



11. ORDERED: Motion to approve expenditure of $2,000 for reprinting 

5000 copies of Airport Art Brochure and to enter into an 
agreement with Suzanne Anderson Carey for this project. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /OCTOBER 20, 1988/PAGE 4 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



11. ORDERED: 



MOTION: 
SECOND: 
CONSENSUS: 



PETER RODRIGUEZ 
JO HANSON 
UNANIMOUS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REPORTS 

1. Proposed Donation of Gift from Jo Hanson: Mixed Media Transparency by 
Priscilla Birge: Reconunended by Commissioner Peter Rodriguez 

2. Contract Modification: Christine Puskas/ Upper Noe Valley Recreation 
Center/ Waiver of Liability Insurance and Extension of Completion Date 
until April 1, 1989. (Voted on at the September 20, 1988 meeting of 
the Visual Arts Committee and accidently omitted from October Consent 
Calendar. ) 



Respectfully submitted, 




'viii^—^ 



Jill Manton 
Curator, Public Art 





45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
NOVEMBER 17, 1988 
MINUTES 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



A regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Thursday, November 17, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting 
was held at the Community Room of the Northern Police 
Station, located at Fillmore and Turk Streets. 



Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
)o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie 8. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M.Warburg 

^^^B t v^BERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum. 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT : 

Commissioner Jo Hanson 
Commissioner Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: 



Conaaissioner Robert La Roca 



Others Present : 

Debra Lehane 

Regina Almaguer 

Mark Primeau 

Lt. Tom Suttemier 

Members of the SFPD/N. Station 

I. A screening was held to review slides of artwork for potential 
purchase by the Arts Commission for the Northern Police Station. 
The Committee reviewed works by seventeen artists. Afte 
review and discussion, the Committee decided to retain the 
work of Elizabeth Eve, Margaret Lowinger, David Gardner, Diana 
Harrison& Anthony Holdsworth for further consideration. The 
Committee also requested that staff do further research and 
solicit work with a landscape, neighborhood or floral theme. 




11. Review of Proposed Mural Design for Flynn School/Ray Patlan 

Ray Patlan presented a proposed mural design for Flynn School, 
located at Army and Harrison Streets. The mural is being 
sponsored by the Achievement Council, through the Mayor's Office 
of Community Development. Mr. Patlan indicated that he would 
retain the ocpyright to the work but that it would be owned by 
the City. He also reported that he hoped to make a poster of 
the mural. The mural will be approximately 40' wide by 30' 
high and will frame the school from the front facade. The Committee 
suggested that he increased the texture of the center base and add 
body to the planet shape. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
NOVEMBER 17, 1988 PAGE TWO 



Staff Report: Receipt of Maria Alqullar Artwork for Louis Sutter Fleldhouse 

Ms. Almaguer and Ms. Lehane reported that they had inspected Maria 
Alquilar's ceramic tile wallpiece which had been commissioned for the Louis 
Sutter Fieldhouse at McLaren Park. Upon observing this artwork, they noted 
that the work did not conform the the artist's proposal or maquette in that 
it contained glass shards with exposed edges, rusty nails and screws with 
exposed edges, plastic toys glued on the surface, dried flowers, and other 
objects which they considered to be a public safety hazard. Ms. Almaguer 
reported that she had then phoned Commissioner Hanson to ask her to also 
inspect the work and give her opinion as to the safety considerations. 
Commissioner Hanson reported that she too had inspected the piece and found 
the above conditions to be true; Commissioner Hanson noted her observances 
in a written report which is currently on file at the Commission office. 
After discussing this issue, the Committee voted to reject the work as 
delivered and to request that the artist return the interim payments made 
to her thus far. 

Proposal for Conservation Work on City collection artworks . 

Ms. Lehane reported that she has approximately $2600 in the Collection 
budget to be used for the purpose of conserving City-owned artwork. She 
requested approval by the Committee to enter into an agreement with Richard 
Lorenz to treat approximately six to seven works in the collection. The 
Committee approved the expenditure of these funds for the conservation work. 

k ecreation Centa: for the Handicapped/Proposals for 101 Grove Railing 

Ms. Almaguer showed the Committee several designs for the handicapped 
railing which is to be constructed at 101 Grove Street. The students 
of the Recreation Center for the Handicapped had developed several design 
ideas for the railing and these designs were presented to the Committee. 
The Committee selected one design which is untitled but which is also 
the design that the teacher had recommended. The Committee approved 
this design and asked that the contractor/fabricator be respectful 
of the colors and the color relationships in the design. 



Reports and Orders : 

The following items were thoroughly discussed and approved as follows: 



1. Motion to approve the mural design submitted by Ray Patland for Flynn 
School with the recommendation that the center area receive additional 
texture and that the shape of the planet be increased. 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Second: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Roll call: Unanimous approval 



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II. Motion to reject Maria Alquilar's final artwork for the Louis Sutter 
Fieldhouse as delivered based on the artist's violation of her 
contractual agreements pertaining to safety features and to request that 
Ms. Alquilar return the interim payments made to her for this work. 

Motion: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Second: Commissioner Hanson 
Roll call: Unanimous approval 



III. Motion to approve the expenditure of $2600 for conservation work on 

seven pieces in the City Collection and to enter into an agreement with 
Richard Lorenz for this work. 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Second: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Roll call: Unanimous approval 

IV. Motion to approve the design for the handicapped railing at 101 Grove 
Street as submitted and recommended by the teacher. 



Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Second: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Roll call: Unanimous approval 



With business concluded, the meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted. 



Regina Almaguer 





4 5 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3-163 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 



Wednesday, December 21, 15 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Art Committee was held on 
Wednesday, December 21, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



MAYOR 

Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Melwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 




I. SAN BRUNO COUNTY JAIL ART 
ENRICHMENT 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 

administrative directives suggested (where appropriate) . 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Following Monday's meeting at the Exploratorium 
to review the artists' proposal for this project, 
the Sheriff's Department was asked to develop 
a list that elucidated their priorities for the 
implementation of the various concepts proposed. 
Lt. Michael LaVigne and Ms. Eilenn Hurst were 
present from the Sheriff's Department to 
communicate this list. The first priority would 
be to implement the dichroic glass concept in 
the Greenhouse . The second priority would be 
to Implement the dichroic glass concept in the 
Rotunda area of the old facility and lastly, if 
the budget permits, to examine the possibility of 
stainless steel cut-outs in specific areas of 
both the new and older jail facilities. The 
Commissioners agreed to accept this list of 
priorities and the artists were requested to 
develop the commensurate budgets to accompany 
the proposals agreed upon. The artists were 
asked to submit this budget information as soon 
as possible to enable the Sheriff's dEpartment 
to request the release of the funds from the 
Board of Supervisors. Thus, the Commissioners 
agreed to enter into contract with the Explorator- 
ium for the execution of their design proposals 
for a total amount not to exceed $122,000. 

Previous to the initiation of the discussion on 
the status of the Wave Organ, Peter Richards, 
from the Exploratorium, formally invited the 
Arts Commissioners to hold a full Arts Commission 
meeting at the Exploratorium once yearly. The 



STATUS REPORT - WAVE 
ORGAN HANDICAPPED 
ACCESS PROJECT 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES /DECEMBER 21, 1988/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



II. WAVE ORGAN STATUS 



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III. 



New Art Enrichment/ 
15th and Harrison Street 



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Commissioners agreed to endorse this idea and Commissioner 
LaRocca stated that he would recommmend it to the full 
Commission under Visual Arts Committee Reports. 
Re: the Wave Organ, Peter Richards explained that the 
proposal to the State Coastal Conservancy had been submitted 
jointly by Rec and Park and the Exploratorium. Apparently, 
the requests made by the Exploratorium had been approved by 
the Coastal Conservancy .however , not all of the items re- 
requested by the REc and Park. Dept. had been approved. Peter 
Richards further informed the Committee that the Recreation 
and Park Department had undertaken a Master Plan study to 
remedy existing problems in the Yacht Harbor. One of the 
alternatives proposed by the study would have serious im - 
pact on the Wave Organ. The Commissioners inquired if per- 
haps another location could be found for the jetty that would 
accomplish what Rec and Park wanted it to without damaging 
the function of the Wave Organ. Peter Richards informed the 
Commissioners that he had contacted an engineer who was 
currently working with the engineer hired by the REcreation 
and Park Department to study this situation. The Commissioner.! 
expressed their concern that this study was being conducted 
by engineers with no input from design professionals. They 
stated that the project will have tremendous impact both 
onshore and offshore and that the marina area was one 
of San Francisco' smost highly regarded treasures. The 
Commissioners stated their belief that the best team possible 
sjiould be assembled, adding to the talents of the engineers 
with the presence of a landscape architect, a preservationist 
and an artist. The Commissioners requested that staff write 
a letter to this effect to the REcreation and Park Department 
in order to achieve the best design solution possible for the 
situation. The Commissioners also directed staff to research 
the ownership of the Wave Organ to be fully aware of liabilit; 
maintenance and safety concerns. 

Fred Weiner from the CAO's office was present, along with 
project architect, Howard Wong from the Bureau of Architec- 
ture and Bob Friedman from the Animal Shelter. The Committee 
was informed that this project involved the renovation of 
a former warehouse which will generate an art enrichment 
budget of $54,000 maximum. Howard Wong expressed his 
interest in possibly placing art work in the following areas: 
get acquainted rooms, lobby/entrance areas, public corridors, 
volunteer rooms and external facade of the building. Bob 
Friedman stated that the Shelter's main concern was hygiene - 
all surfaces in the building would be coated with slick 
epoxy coverings and would frequently be subject to being 

hosed down. After some discussion of the various options and 
possibilities for the project, the group arrived at a consensu; 
to focus on the following three areas: building exterior 
where an artist might work with neon or mosaic imagery that 
might also function as signage for the building (i.e. neon 
imagery of various animals, metal cut-out imagery with neon 
highlighting; entrance lobby ( a 12'wide by 11'6" space) 
where a painting or trompe I'oeil mural might be appropriate, 
(this area will not be subject to being hosed down.)and the 
get acquainted room where a mural with animal imagery and 
wildlife might be appropriate. The Committee suggested that 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/DECEMBER 21. 1988/PAGE 3 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



III. the project Coordinator develop 
a short list of qualified artist 
candidates to work in each of 



REPORT ON LUCIEN LABAUDT 
COLLECTION 



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V. Maria Alquilar/Art Enrichment/ 
Louis Sutter Field House 



VI. Mary Chomenko/Great Highway 
Seawall Project 



the areas proposed. The Selection Panel which 
would include the Commissioners, the project archi- 
tect, representatives from the CAO's office and the 
Animal Shelter would review the slides assembled and 
the ideas or proposals submitted by this short list 
of candidates before making a decision as to which 
area to focus on and how much of the budget to all- 
ocate to each area. Commissioner Hanson stated that 
one magnificient art work could be obtained from 
the collaborative efforts of a animal maker (artist) 
and a neon artist. Some artists suggested for 
possible consideration were: Alfredo Arrequin, Mark 
Bulwinkle, Joan Brown, Roy DeForrest, Enrique Chagoya 
John Abulgiani. Debra Lehane , Collections Manager 
suggested that the Committee also consider using some 
of the project monjey to relocate the Bufano animal 
sculptures from thp:Housing Projects to the Animal 
Shelter. The Committee directed her to look into 
this issue. •,_. 

Debra Lehane distributed and reviewed copies of 
the Report on the Lucien Labaudt Collection prepared 
by Lynn Baer. Ms. Lehanereported that the entire 
collection had been categorized, stabilized and 
a priorotized list of recommendations had been 
prepared regarding the conservation of the collection 
Commissioner Hanson suggested that an Advisory Board 
be established for the project, similar to the one 
established for the Beach Chalet conservation project 
Debra Lehane stated that the report would now enable 
her to apply for grants for the conservation of the 
collection. She recommended that the Committee 
1. accept the report; 2. focus on conservation; 

3. reorganize the numbering of the collection; 

4. allow staff to apply for Getty funds; 5. allow 
for the disposition of pieces to the Archives of 
American Art (those pieces for which the Commission 
does not need to be responsible) . Claire Isaacs 
expressed her concern about the ability of the 

Arts Commission to raise funds for conservation. She 
asked Ms. Lehane for a prioritized list of con- 
servation needs. 

After consulting with the City Attorney, Claire 
Isaacs informed the Commissioners of the appropriate 
procedure to pursue relative to the terms of the 
artist's contract with the City. They voted to 
rescind their former resolution and to give the art- 
ist 60 days notice to make the changes and correc- 
tions to the art work requested by the Commission. 



The Commissioners voted to approve the issuance of 
the 2nd interim payment to the artist. Debra Lehane 
requested the presence of one of the Commissioners 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /DECEMBER 21, 1988/PAGE 4 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



VI, 



VII. 



Consideration of 
Whether to Accept 
POem on Rag Paper as 
Part of Collection 



VIII. Jim Dine Sculpture/ 
Moscone Convention 
Plaza Office Bldg. 



IX. New Art Enrichment 
San Francisco Public 
Library 



WHEN INSPECTING THE FINISHED WORK IN THE FOUNDRY. 

Collections Manager, D. Lehane stated that a printed 
reproduction of a poem is not a work of art. She stated 
her recommendation to retain the printed poem, frame it 
and retain it on display in our offices. She stated that 
it would be a low priority for framing because of her 
limited budget. The Committee agreed that it should be 
propoerly protected and returned to the gallery for display. 

D. Lehane asked the Committee for authorization to have 
the director enter into contract with the donor of the 
sculpture to define issues such as access, deed of 
property, etc. 

Claire Isaacs informed the Commissioners of the Arts 
Commission's need to make a formal recommendation as to 
the amount of money to be allocated for art enrichment. 
At this point, Ms. Isaacs stated that she did not know 
what portion of the $110 million bond issue represented 
construction costs. She also mentioned that she might 
consider requesting a greater administrative fee in view 
of the probable time frame for the project. Debra Lehane 
stated that the Commission should go on record to express 
its concern about the fate of existing art works such as 
the Pioneer's Monument, the Piazzoni's and the Dumond. 
If current locations will not be considered appropriate 
for the art works given the scope of the new construction 
or the change in the use of the facilities, new locations 
should be identified and funds should be set aside to 
protect and remove/reinstall the art works. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the priorities listed by the Sheriff's 
Department for the Art Enrichment Program at the San 
Bruno County Jail and to authorize the Director of the 
Commission to enter into contract with the Exploratorium 
to implement the approved design proposals for a total 
amount not to exceed $122,000. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to urge the REcreation and Park Department to 
include additional talents on the design team established 
to develop a Master Plan for the Marina Yacht Harbor. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to accept the Report on the Lucien Labaudt Collection 
as prepared by Lyn Baer. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



4 . ORDERED : 



Motion to authorize final payment to artist Johanna Poethig 

for her art enrichment project at the Father Alfred Boeddeker Rec 

Center pending completion of the project. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: 



Motion to modify the contract with Jim Burns by extending the 
contract's completion date until September, 1989. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



6. ORDERED: 



Motion to rescind former resolution to terminate contract with 

Maria Alquilar for an art enrichment project at the Louis Sutter 

Field House. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



7. ORDERED: Motion to approve second interim payment to artist Mary Chomenko 
for her art enrichment project at the Great Highway Seawall. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

I " . ORDERED: Motion for the Director to enter into contract with the Convention 

Plaza Inc. to define issues related to access and deed ot property 
relation to the donation of the Jim Dine sculpture. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REPORT 

1. Recommendation to the full Arts Commission that they accept the Exploratorium' s 
invitation to hold one meeting yearly at the Exploratorium. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Hi j\\C\^^^ 



Jill Manton 

Curator, Public Art Program 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1989 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 

held on Wednesday, Janaruy 18, 1989 in the Commissioners Room 

on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located 

on Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 



MAYOR 

Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elchelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
^L"" *V"*'arburg 

9 UfHLIO MEMBERS 
Presidents o( the 
Fine Arts Museum. 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



II. 



III. 



Offer of painting by Elaine Badgley/Arnoux 
Portrait of Cyril Magnin 

Mural Design Approvals: 

-Vicky Rega: Bryant Elementary School 

-Betsie Miller-Kusz: Mission Recreation Center Auditorium Lobby 

-Jo Tucker: Visitation Valley Bungalows and Elementary School 

Discussion of Peace Pole: Review of three month approval 
and possible extension of installation 

Arts Commission Gallery: 

-CAC grant application for FY 89/90 

-Exhibition for March/April 

Authorization to terminate contract for Jacques Overhoff 
Portsmouth Square Totlot 

Contract modification for Genevieve Baird 

- extend length of contract to June 30th 1989 

- increase contract by $10,000.00 to include maintenance 
of monuments for 89/90 fiscal year 




Authorization to enter into contract with Ruby Newman per 
request of the Recreation and Park Department for regular 
maintenance of Golden Gate Park Carrousel 



VIII. 

IX. 

X. 



Old Business 
New Business 
Adj ournment 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



Janaury 18, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, January 18, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MAYOR 

Art Aflnos 



COMMISSiONERS 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elcheibaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Matle B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Soselyne C. Swig 
Ix M. Warburg 

^^ k ' MEMBERS 

s'i'residents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N, Isaacs 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



Subjects 



Mural Approval- 
Jo Tucker/Visi- 
tation Valley 
Bungalows and 
Elemenatary School. 



Arts Commission 
Gallery 
A. CAC Grant 
Application 



Administrative Directives /Discussion 

Jo Tucker presented a maquette of a mural 
which would wrap around the interior court- 
yard of the Visitation Valley Bungalows and 
Elementary School. The mural theme includes 
the concept of Earth Protection and ecological 
concerns. The community has been informed of 
the project and neighborhood volunteers will 
be used to assist the artist. The Committee 
thought the design well conceived and appropriai 
for the site. 

Anne M^iissn&r presented a request for permission 
to apply for to the California Arts Council for 
a grant in the amount of $17,500.00. This is 
an increase by $2,500.00 over the previous year' 
request. The additional money would be for an 
Administrative Assistant for education to work 
with the schools and to coordinate decent tours. 
Last year, programs received 98% of the amount 
requested. This grant would allow the gallery 
to continue the standards of CAC. 




Exhibition 
Approval 



(cont .) 



Anne M^iasne'r introduced Renee Yanez who is 
curating an exhibition known as the Funny Show. 
Mr. Yanez and Ms Mat'senex requested concept 
approval for the exhibition which is scheduled 
for late March. Funny is used in context of 
comic. The artists will work in a collabrative 
manner, but works will be carefully supervised 
by the Gallery staff for content. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 18, 1989/PAGE 2 



Subjects 



r 



Mural Proposal- 
Vickl Rega/Bryant 
Elementary School 



Administrative Directives /Discussion 

Vicki Rega presented a mural proposal for Bryant Elementary 
school. Advising on the project and also in attendance was 
Susan Cervantes of the Precita Eye Muralists along with 
Martha Estrella, the student advisor for the school. The 
theme of the mural is Flowers and Children. The PTA of the 
school requested that the entry of the building be made more 
inviting to the children attending the school. Commissioner 
LaRocca expressed concerned about the amount of surface bein 
covered by the mural. He was informed that the pictures 
showed only a portion of the school and that the mural only 
covered about 30% of the space. Concern was also expressed 
by Commissioner La Rocca on how to stop a mural so that it 
does not float. Comm. Rodriguez requested that the blue 
edging behind the mushroom figure be made more interesting 
and the background strengthen. The artist informed the 
Commissioners that the children depicted were actual models 
from the school. 



Mural Proposal- 
Betsy Miller-Kusz 
Mission Recreation 
Center Auditorium 
Lobby 



Betsy Miller-Kusz presented a mural propoal for the Treat 
Steet side, top floor of the Mission Recreation Center 
Auditorium. The design comes from two sources: the basic 
dynamic symmetry grid with the content from Mexican paper 
cut out figures. Commissioner Rodriguez pointed out that 
the figures are used for witchcraft and that some have 
positive and negative connotations. The Commissioners 
requested that the artist do further research on the figures 
being used in her design so that the images will be positivel 
received by the center audience. Commissioner Hanson also 
requested that the artist do research on the psychology of 
color. Concern was expressed regarding the mood being 
created by the color. Ms. Miller-Kusz proposal should be 
considered to be an environmental painting rather than a 
traditional story mural. Commissioner Rodriguez also 
questioned the alternate figures which were scattered 
through the walls. The artist explained that the figures 
were more representational of her work, but it was agreed 
by the Commissioners that the figures should be eliminated 
since it did not work with the traditional Mexican figures. 
The artist was requested to do further research on color, 
luminosity and the cut images being proposed and to return 
to the Visual Arts Committee in February. 



Peace Pole 



A representative of the Peace Committee came before the 
Visual Arts Committee with the intent of requesting an 
extension of the Peace Pole which had received permission 
from the August 17, 1988 meeting to be installed in the 
United Nations plaza. The work was Installed tin November: 
but as of January 16th, was missing from the UN plaza 
location. The representive instead expressed an interest 
trying to find an alternate site in the city and will come 
back to the Visual Arts Committee when a new location is 
found. 



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in 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 18. 1989/PAGE 3 
Sub.jects 



VH. Proposed gift to the 
Collection 

Elaine Badley/Arnoux 
"Cyril Magnin" 



Contract Termination 
Jacque Overhoff 



Administrative Directives /Discuss Ion 

Collections Manager Debra Lehane presented material and a 
photograph of a work by Elaine Badley/Arnoux which is being 
offered to the city. The painting is a portrait of Cyril 
Magnin painted in 1981, oil on canvas measuring 84 x 120 ". 
Staff recommendation was to accept with gratitude the 
painting with the intent of finding a prominent location 
for the work somewhere in the city. 

Due to an oversite, the contract with Jacque Overhoff 

for the Portsmouth Square Totlot was never terminated 

so in order to close the contract, Jill Manton is requesting 

a motion to terminate his contract. 



IX. 



Contract Modification: 
Genevieve Baird 



Carousel Contract; 
Rudy Newman 



Collections Manager Debra Lehane explained that the contract 
with Genevieve Baird who is doing our monument conservation 
needs to be extended and requested that the contract be 
extended to June 30th, 1989. 

In addition, Ms. Lehane requested that the Baird contract 
be increased by $10,000.00 to include funds which were 
budgeted for the 1988/89 monument maintenance. 

Collections Manager Debra Lehane advised the committee that 
the Recreation and Park Department has work ordered funds 
to the Arts Commission for the maintenance of the Golden 
Gate Park Carousel. Ruby Newman who is the artist who 
has painted the animals in the major renovation of the 
carousel and who also performed the last maintenance. The 
contract will not exceed $20,000.00 and a 10% fee is being 
charged by the Arts Commission for administrating the 
contract. The fee is used for conservation of paintings 
and matting and framing of the collection. 



Old Business: 



Peter Richards/Wave Organ: 



Patricia Johanson/ 
Sunnydale Art Enrichment 
Project 



Commissioner Hanson mentioned that Peter Richards is 
requesting a letter from the Arts Commission for 
the Recreation and Park Department. He is asking that 
Rec/Park hold over making a decision on the jetty which 
is being proposed for the marina which will directly 
impact the wave organ. Director Isaacs indicated that the 
letter is ready for him to pick up at the Commission office. 

Director Isaacs reported on the Endangered Gardens project 
by Patricia Johanson. Concern is being expressed by the 
Sierra Club for the mudflats which are the feeding 
ground of migratory birds. Ma.i-Johanson's design introduces 
materials into the bay which could impact this area. Further 
research needs to be done to gather expert testimony to 
determine the statis of the water area. The project may 
have to be separated from other portions of the work so that 
the overall project will not be affected. We are asking 
for additional time to research and prepare for the February 
2nd meeting. BDCD will redo drawings at their expense if 
necessary and bring the artist out for the meeting at their 
expense. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 18, 1989 /Page 4 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 



I. ORDERED: Motion to approve mural design by Jo Tucker for the Visitation 

Valley Bungalows and Elementary School. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Arts Commission Gallery to apply for a 

grant from the California Arts Council in the amount of $17,500.00 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



III. 



Motion to approve the Funny Show concept as: an exhibition' in March 
for the Arts Commission Gallery. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. 



Motion to approve mural design by Vicki Rega for the Bryant Elementary 

School. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



V. ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude a gift from the artist Elaine 

Badgley/Arnoux titled "Cyril Magnin" 1981, oil on canvas, 84 x 120". 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI ORDERED: Motion to terminate the contract with Jacques Overhoff for the 
Portsmouth Square Totlot. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. ORDERED: Motion to extend the contract with Genevieve Baird to June 30th, 1989. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VIII. ORDERED: Motion to increase the contract amount for Genevieve Baird by 

$10,000.00 for the 1988/89 monument maintenance program. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



IX. ORDERED: 




Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Ruby Newman for the maintenance of the Golden Gate Park 
Carousel for an amount not to exceed $20,000.00. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JANUARY 18, 1989/PAGE 5 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:00 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




^m 




45 Hyde Stfeet 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
^elix M. Warburg 

_ MEMBERS 



Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 

held on Wednesday, February 15, 1989 in the Commissioners Room 

on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located 

on Larkin Street at Mcallister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

AGENDA 

yi. Arts Commission Gallery: 

/k. Approval of selected artists for "The Funny Show" 

B. Approval of "Torch and Anvil" exhibit. May 12 - July 8, 1989 

/ll. Great Seawall Project/ Richard Deutsch: motion to approve second 
interim payment 

l/III. Griffith Pump Station/ Fran Martin: motion to approve second interim 
payment 

v/lV. Home Saving/ Gwyn Merril: review of design of base 

i/V. Mural Design Approvals: 

-Betsie Miller-Kusz: Mission Recreation Center Auditorium Lobby 

VI. Staff report on current projects: 
-Regina Almaguer 

-Debra Lehane 

VII. Old Business 
VIII. New Business 
IX. Adjournment 





VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



February 15, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, February 15, 1989 at 3:00 FM in the Commissioners Room of 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MAYOR 

Art Agnos 



Anne Healy -Chair 
Bob LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



COMMISSIONERS 



Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 



TX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 




Staff present: 
Claire Isaacs, Director 
Regina Almaguer 
Debra Lehane 

There being a quorum the Committee began formal business at 3: 15 pm. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were throughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate). 



Subjects 
I 



Mural Approval- 
Betsie Miller-Kusz 
Mission Recreation 
Center Auditorium 
Lobby 



(cont .) 



Administrative Directives /Discuss ion 

Conrad Okamoto began with an explanation of 
the relation of the Mural Resource Center 
and the South of Market Cultural Center. 
It is one of four programs which fall under 
the Support Services for the Arts. Conrad 
also explained funding from the Mayors Office 
of Community Affairs, Zellerbach and Hotel 
Tax Funds. Applications are passed out in 
April to artists. They are required to get 
a designated site agreement from the owner 
of the mural location, petition from the 
community and send a portfolio which is then 
reviewed. At this point the Arts Commission 
gives the final design approval. Procedures 
may vary according to the departments involved. 
Mr. Okamoto then introduced Ms. Miller-Kusz 
who reviewed the mural location with the 
Commissioners. Ms. Miller-Kusz explained 
the amate figures used by the Otomi Indians 
which are part of her design and then showed 
she scale model of the location and painting. 
Helen Santas, Director of the Center was also 
present representing the Mission Rec. Center. 
The Community will participate in the painting 
of the mural. Colors were again discussed ( 
see minutes from VAC January 15, 1989). Commis- 
sioner Healy felt color had been washed out. 



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yiSUA.L ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /FEBRUARY 15. 1989/PAGE 3 

Subjects Administrative Directives /Discuss ion 

VI. B. The Torch and Anvil A list of potential artists was read by Ms. Fuzee. 

(cont . ) 

VII. Martha Heavenston/ Regina Almaguer introduced the Commissioners to the 
6th and Folsom Street 6th and Folsom Street Park project. Ms. Almaguer 
Playground explained the artist's budget and concept. Photograph 

of the animals being used by the artist was shared wit 
the Committee. Animals were selected to represent 
different geographic areas. The artist is working 
with children to include tiles done by first, second 
and third grade students. Ms. Almaguer suggested that 
the artist be asked to do extra work for the entry 
to the park and that additional funds be given her 
to cover costs that the artist is incurring due to 
a delay in the contruction project. The project has 
$17,700. still in the buget. A request was also 
made to give the artist a second interim payment of 
$10,000.00 which is separate from the $17,700. being 
requested to expand the project. Commissioner Healy 
suggested that the design could be expanded to 
include the area beside the door as well as the area 
above the door. The $17,700. will include the 
additional work, insurance of the works being stored, 
storage costs and documentation of the project. 
Commissioner Healy requested that a definition of 
the documentation be provided by the artist. 

• -w Business : 

Art in Public Places Program Director Isaacs reviewed the funding base for the 

Art in Public Places Program and suggested that the 
Commissioners will need to give serious review of the 
ordinance in the near future. It was agreed that 
a separate meeting should be set before the end of 
March to discuss the guidelines for the purpose of 
revising the ordinance. A copy of the guidelines 
was included in the packet provided by Ms. Lehane. 



(cont. ) 



-VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /FEBRUARY 15, 1989/PAGE 2 
Subjects Administrative Directives/Discussion 



U* 



Mural Approval- Betsie 
Miller-Kusz (cont) 



Commissioner Mesa-Baines 
concern about the interp 
public and requested tha 
the Arts Commission to d 
was also requested to be 
during process is requir 
can be resolved at that 
the addition of a key to 
mural so that the public 
purpose of the figures, 
with the public is also 
Commission. 



supported Director Isaacs 
retation of the images by the 
t materials be filed with 
efine the images. Color 

intensified. A site review 
ed and any questions to color 
time. Mr. Okamoto suggested 
explain the images in the 
will not misunderstand the 
The minutes of the meeting 
to be filed with the Arts 



Richard Deutsch: 
Seawall Project 



Great 



III. Fran Martin: Griff th 
Pump Station 



Home Saving: 
Sculpture 



Gwyn Merril 



VI. Arts Commission Gallery 



A. The Funny Show: 



B. The Torch and Anvil: 



Ms. Lehane presented materials as a review of the 
Great Seawall Project. Second interim payment was 
requested for the artist based on slides presented 
from the artist per agreement in his contract. 

Ms. Lehane presented the information on the sculptures 
and project for the Griffith Pump Station by Fran 
Martin. A request for a second interim payment was 
requested contingent upon a site inspection by the 
Visual Arts Committee. Comissioner LaRocca gave the 
background on the project. 

Home Savings had presented this private commission for 
design approval. A subsequent committee review of the 
base of the sculpture required approval of the Visual 
Arts Committee. The step which had been a concern of 
Ms. Lehane had been altered to a beveled edge. The 
location of the sculpture is California and Battery. 

Anne Meisner, Director of the Commission Gallery was 
asked to give a brief description of the Gallery's 
program. Staffing, program, funding and the advisory 
board was described by Ms. Meisner. The Visual Arts 
Committee is asked for exhibition approval or concept 
approval. Ms. Meisner promised to share ex. themes 
at the next meeting. Director Isaacs provided some 
additional history of the gallery. 
Ms. Meisner introduced Rene Yanez who is curating 
the"Funny Show'.' Concept of the exhibition was approve 
at the Janaury 15, 1989 VAC. (see January minutes). 
Use of the Art Forum logo for the invitation was 
discussed and copyright was to be checked to avoid 
possible problems. Ms. Yanez then read the list of 26 
artist to be included in the exhibition. All works 
have been viewed by the gallery. 

Curated by Andrienne Fuzee who was introduced to the 
Commissioners. The show will be an examination of the 
role of metal works in our society. The exhibition is 
three components: 1. scuptural, 2. the home environ- 
ment, 3. a workshop. Women and minorities have been 
sought with a focus on emerging artist. Several artist 
will conduct seminars and/or lectures. On site weldin 
is being explored with the fire department. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /FEBRUARY 15, 1989/Page 4 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 



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I. ORDERED: Motion to approve mural design by Betsie Miller-Kusz for the 

Mission Recreation Center. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to approve second interim payment to Richard Deutsch in the 

amount of $2,250.00 for fabrication of paving piece/Seawall Project. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: Motion to approve second interim payment to Fran Martin in the 

amount of $13,000.00 for fabrication of sculpture/Griffith Pump 

Station. 

Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Second: Nancy Boas 

Consensus: Unanimous 

IV. ORDERED: Motion to approve base of Gwynn Murrill sculpture as modified by 

architects for Home Savings of America public installation. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 

'^f . ORDERED: Motion to approve selected artists for "The Funny Show" at Arts 

' Commission Gallery. 

Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. ORDERED: Motion to approve "Torch and Anvil" concept for exhibition at Arts 
Commission Gallery, May 12 - July 8, 1989. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VII. 



Motion to approve increase in Martha Heavenston contract by $17,700.00 
for add^diciT' costs of storage and insurance for present project, and 
expansion of project to Include entry way panel for 6th and Folsom 
Street Playground, this includes contract extension to December 31, 198 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. ORDERED: Motion to approve second interim payment to Martha Heavenston in 

the amount of $10,000.00 for 6th and Folsom Street Playground project. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 PM. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1989 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94 1 02 

415 558 3463 



I^AYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COt^li1ISSIONEr?S 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Vernon Alley 

Nancy Boas 

Stanley Eictielbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Heoly 

John Kril<en 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Pti.D. 

Rai Y. Okonnoto 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Bartxjra Skiar 



EX OFFICIO IVIEI^^BEfK 

Presidents of tt-ie 
Fine Arts f^useum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 

held on Wednesday, March 15, 1989 in the Commissioners Room 

on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located 

on Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 



I. 



II. 



III. 



IV. 



VI. 



VIII. 



AGENDA 

Arts Commission Gallery: Approval of artists for 
"Torch and Anvil" Exhibit (Anne Meisner) 

Arts Commission Gallery: Tenative approval of artists 
selected for Exploration City Site Commissions (Anne Meisner) 

Art Enrichment: Approval of works selected for Northern 
Police Station (Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Discussion of Sunnydale Pump Station Project 
by Patricia Johanson (Regina Almaguer) 

Staff Report: (Regina Almaguer) 

- Aids Research Center 

- Louis Sutter Field House 
Old Business 

- Meeting to discuss Art Enrichment Ordinance 
New Business 

- Appointment of Acting Chair for Visual Arts Committee 
Adjournment 





VLSUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



March 15, 1989 



45 Hyde Stieet 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94 102 

4155583463 jj-jg i-gqular monthly meeting of the Visual arts Committee 

was held on Wednesday, March 15, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIOMERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Anne Healy - Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



Bob LaRocca 



Vernon Aiiey 

Nancy Boos 

Stanley Elchelboum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anns Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Ral Y, Okomolo 

Dodle Rosekrans 

.Rartxnra S,\(Jnt 



tX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park . 
Commission 



Staff present: 
Claire Isaacs, Director 
Regina Almaguer 
Debra Lehane 

There being a quorum the Committee began formal business 
at 3: 15 PM. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directive suggested (where 
appropriate) . 

SybJ.ec_ts / Admlmlstratjve Pi recti ves/Di s cussio n 

Arts Commission Gallery: Approval of artists for 
"Torch and Anvil" Exhibit 




Anne Meisner presented the list of artists selected for 
the exhibition by curator Adrienne Fuzee, Commissioner 
Boas asked if the actual works had been selected and how 
the Visual Arts Committee relates to the approval. Ms, 
Meisner explained the selection criteria and that each 
work is reviewed by the staff before being installed. 
The commissioners were asked to approve the artists 
chosen by the curator. Commissioner Healy requested that 
in the future when the gallery is seeking approval of 
artists, that slides be presented to the commissioners for 
viewing the work of the artists selected. Ms. Fuzee was 
complimented on her efforts to include women in the 
exhibition. A selection of the works would be acceptable. 
Artists: Mark Bulwinkel, Steve Bartlett, Christine Bolger, 
Bruce Hasson, Doug Holmes, Marc Lancet, Dennis Leudeman, 
Cynthis Minet, Thomas Nakada, Pepe Ozan, Todd Pearson, 
Jean-Louis Pierson, Norman Peterson, Cheryl Riley, Susan 
Rouse, Etsuko Sakimura, Alexandra Shaftel, Todd Wilson, 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MARCH 15, 1989/PAGE TWO 

Wayne Wright, and one of the following: Phillipe Ferrari 
^ or Toni Janus. 



II. Arts Commission: Approval of artists selected for 
Exploration City Site Commissions. 

Anne Meisner presented the two artists selected for the 
Exploration City Site Commissions. Heather McGill 
proposes to copper leaf one wall in the site and to place 
copper wrapped eucalyptus trees on the opposite wall. 
Brian Rust is working with the sounds of the city and 
would install a megaphone and periscope in the space. 
Drawings from both artists were presented. Ms. Meisner 
reviewed the process for advertising and selecting 
artists. The artist budget was discussed. Concern was 
raised as to the volume of the sounds and the content of 
the dialogue. The commissioners asked that the artist be 
informed of the noise ordinance and have him provide some 
estimate of the volume of noise. Ms. Meisner futher 
explained the current funding problems that the program is 
experiencing. The gallery has three grants pending which 
impact the program. Director Isaacs futher explained the 
fiancial situation of the gallery and requested that the 
project not go forward until the funding is guaranteed.. 
An in depth presentationof the Arts Commission budget will 
be discussed at the March 27 Finance Committee and all 
commissioners are invited to attend. Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains noted that fund-raising is an issue. Approval 
was given contingent upon funding availability. The 
artists will be advised if funding is not available within 
six months the installations will not be possible. 



III. Art Enrichment: Northern Police Station 

Regina Almaguer presented slides of the artwork selected 
for the final screening of Northern Police Station 
scheduled for March 22, at 2 PM. The project was reviewed 
and selection criteria discussed. Staff requested 
permission to work with police staff to make final 
selections. Staff also requested that Commissioners give 
blanket approval of the works being considered with the 
understanding that the budget can not accomodate all works 
and that a selection will have to be made, but that any 
works selected would be acceptable. 

IV. Discussion: Sunnydale Pump Station/Patricia Johanson 
Art Enrichment Project 

Reginal Almaguer gave a brief explanation of the project 
and Director Isaacs elaborated. The shoreline and garter 
snake concept was viewed by slides. The design has many 
enviromental elements which relate to birds, butterlf lies, 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MARCH 15, 1989/PAGE THREE 

and the marine life. The art enrichment portion and 
landscaping of the Sunnydale Pump Station has been 
separated from the building so that Clean Water could get 
approval to go ahead with the construction by August. The 
Audubon Society has raised concern about feeding areas 
of the migratory birds which are being impacted by the 
design of the project. Commissioner Healy asked if the 
artist had been allowed to respond to the issues raised. 
Director Isaacs explained her rationale for not having the 
artist testify at the hearings. Commissioner Healy 
expressed concern of the relationship between the Arts 
Commission and the artist. She feels strongly that the 
artist must be respected as a professional and wants the 
Commission and the Visual Arts Committee in particular to 
work toward improving the image of the artist as a 
professional. Ms. Almaguer explained the lack of an 
interdepartmental meeting as being one of the problems. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains pointed out the issues as being 
the immediate need of the project and the second being 
that in a crisis a policy needs to be drafted as to when 
an artist should be involved in a controversy. Ms. 
Almaguer offered to send further documentation of the 
project to the commissioners. Funding is not an issue, 
but design and procedures are. Again the need for an 
inter^agency meeting was stressed. Commissioner Boas 
reminded staff that the artist needs to have the 
objections of the Audubon Society in order to make her 
design changes. 



V. Staff Report: 

Aids Research Center 

Regina Almaguer gave a summary of the Aids Research 
Building at San Francisco General Hospital. At this time 
the project has been delayed due to State funding. 
Although works had been previously sought, it was felt 
that nothing was appropriate and that the Commission 
should continue to seek new artists/art. A proposal from 
Conrad Okamoto of the Mural Resource center was introduced 
to the Commissioners. Mr. Okamoto proposes a series of 
screens which would be created by students of various 
educational and vocational training programs, i.e. 
Creativity Explored and Recreational Center for the 
Handicapped. The students would work in concert with an 
artist. A more specific proposal was requested with a 
budget. It was decided that an Invitational was 
appropriate for the ceramic Art Enrichment portion of the 
project. Ms. Almaguer requested Commissioners to suggest 
possible artists. 

Louis Sutter Fieidhguse 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ MARCH 15, 1989/PAGE FOUR 



Regina Almaguer explained the proDlems which the 
Commission has had regarding a the contract with Maria 
Alguilar. The Commission determined that Ms. Alguilar was 
Breech of Contract and gave her 60 days by contract to 
correct the problem or return the funds advanced. That 
time is up and Ms. Almaguer asked the Commissioner how 
they wished to proceed. It was decided to extend the 60 
day notice of intent to terminate the contract to May 1st. 
During this time the artist is to indicate whether she 
will do a new piece as described in her contract or return 
the advance on her contract. 

VI. Old Business 

Axt Enrichment Ordinance 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on March 27th from 1-3 PM in the Commissioners Room 
of the Public Library to discuss possible changes in the 
1969 Art Enrichment ordinance. 

Gri ffit h Pump Station 

Debra Lehane reported on the Griffith Pump Station/Fran 
Martin project. A request has been sent to paint the back 
side of the building which impacts on the park. Clean 
Water is working on the problem, but it looks favorable 

VII. New Business: 

Pione_er Monument 

Debra Lehane presented the Commissioners matrials 
concerning the building of the new library on Marshall 
Square and showed how the building and the monument affect 
one another. Ms. Lehane had been advised by architect 
Russ Able of the Bureau of Architecture that it is 
advisable for the Arts Commission to establish a position 
regarding the Pioneer Monument. This would have a direct 
impact on the design of the new library. It was suggested 
that Director Isaacs should intiate discussion with other 
city departments to explore the possible relocation of the 
monument. 

Acting Chair Visu al Arts Committee 

During Commissioner Healy's absence for the months of 
April and May, Commisoner Amalia Mesa-Bains will be acting 
chair of the Visual Arts Committee. 

Proposed gift to the Collection 

Debra Lehane presented slides and a letter from Ethel 
Herst who would like to make a gift to the collection of 
one of her paintings. Staff requested the approval of the 
Commisisoners to visit Ms. Herst to examine her work. A 
final selection will be presented at the next Visual Arts 
Committee meeting in April. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/ MARCH 15, 1989/ PAGE FIVE 



BEPORIS AND ORDERS 

I. ORDERED: Motion to approve artists for "Torch and Anvil" 
exhibition, Arts Commission Gallery. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to approve artists for Exploration City 
Site Commissions contingent upon fiscal support 
and funding availability. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. ORDERED: Motion to approve the purchase of the following 
artwork for the Northern Police Station 
Art Enrichment: 
Al Davidson, Looking North I, 1988, mixed media 

$275.00 
Al Davidson, Looking North 11, 1988, mixed media 

$275.00 
Diana Harrison, BonviGW^L Aftrnoon Ligh t 1988 

pastel on paper $800.00 
Diana Harrison, Delores ajt 21_st St_^ 1988 

pastel on paper $800.00 
Anthony Holdsworth, Westward the Cour se of the 

Empi re, 1988, oil on canvas 

$2,100.00 
William Shields, FJ_she_rman , n.d., oil pastel on 

paper $540.00 
William Shields, P^resldio of San F£anci_sco, 1986, 

oil pastel on paper $640.00 
Kathryn Townsend, Tennessee Valley Summer, 1987, 

oil on canvas $535.00 
Kathryn Townsend, Above Mui_r Woods, 1987, oil 

on canvas $450.00 
Anthony Holdsworth, Columbus Jowers, 1988, oil 

on canvas $1,800.00 (for Central 

Police Station Art Enrichment) 

IV. ORDERED: Motion to extend 60 day notice of intent to 
terminate contract with Maria Alguilar to 
May 1st. 1989. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:45 PM. 



_ Respectfully '■■ubmitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1989 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Conunittee will be 
held on Monday, March 27, 1989 in the Commissioners Room 
on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, 
located on Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will 
take place at 1:00 pm. 



AGENDA 



I. 
II. 



Discussion and review of the 1969 Art Enrichment Ordinance 
Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



March 27, 1989 

'* A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
XCA94102 Monday, March 27, 1989 at 1:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Anne Healy- Chair 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Nancy Boas 
Bob LaRocca (arrive 1: 



45) 



Staff Present: 
Claire Isaacs, Director 
Dennis Rumsey 
Regina Almaguer 
Debra Lehane 

There being a quorum the committee began formal business 
at 1:10 PM. 

DISCUSSION: Art Enrichment Ordinance 



Director Claire Isaacs began by explaining to the 
Commissioners problems which are now evident with an 
outdated art in public places ordinance. Prepared for the 
Commissioners by staff were an introduction and 
recommendations for change of the "Percent for Art" or 
"Public Art" ordinance. The politics of the changes and 
the Arts Commission's relationships with other departments 
must all be taken into consideration as well as the 
changes which benefit the Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Boas expressed concerns about the 
Commissioners being able to address the issues and to be 
able to successfully initiate the changes being requested 
by the staff. She suggested that some points can be 
negotiated now on an individual basis, i.e. larger percent 
for art or administrative fee by making the request to the 
Board of Supervisors. 

Commissioner Healy felt that Commissioner Boas was 
discussing two different issues. One the role and power 
of the Arts Commission and the other the ordinance itself. 
Commissioner Healy voiced concern that the Commissioners 
needed more information as to their roles and the history 
of the Arts Commission and its powers. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/SPECIAL MEETING/MARCH 27, 1989/PAGE TWO 



Increasing the administrative fee was discussed. Many 
other ordinances and department charge a 20% fee and staff 
would like to see our fee increased to this amount. One 
advantage to an increase might be the ability to justify 
adding the curators for the program to the permanent staff 
of the Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains suggested that a Long Range plan 
should be considered and the following list of objectives 
was prepared: 

1. Review existing ordinances 

2. Analyze current SF ordinance and charter 

3. Consider alternatives outside ordinance 

4. Revisions to the ordinance 

5. With whom do we need to discuss ordinance 
i.e. Recreation and Park Department, Clean 
Water Program, Parking Authority, etc. 

6. Analyze financial implications 

7. Identify support 

8. Review larger Public Art Policy goals 

9. Preliminary revised ordinance model 

10. Presentations, discussions, etc. 

11. Analyze negative impact of revisions 

It was decided that the first two items on the list should 
be discussed at the next meeting. The Committee would 
like to continue discussing the ordinance at a special 
meeting each month. 

The ordinance could be changed in two phases, change some 
of the smaller items now and then go for a major 
renovation of the ordinance at a later time. 

Debra Lehane reminded the committee that a maintenance 
fund is necessary for the public art collection. 

April 24th was set as the next meeting for discussion of 
the ordinance at 1 PM, location to be determined. 

More examples of ordinances from other cities were 
requested by the Commissioners with staff input as to the 
parts of the ordinances which they like. 

Commissioner Healy suggested that we write the ideal 
ordinance. 

It was requested that copies of the book ON GOING PUBLIC 
be given to the Commissioners to assist them with this 
project. Commissioner Healy suggested that Civic Design 
could also use this book and that there should be more 
cross over between committees of the Commission. She also 
cautioned that we not take an adversarial roll at this 
time, but to work in a cooperative effort with other 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/SPECIAL MEETING/MARCH 27, 1989/ PAGE THREE 



departments. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 2:40 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



INTRODUCTION 



San Francisco's "Percent for Art" or "Public Art" Ordinance 
was established in 1969, making it one of the oldest such 
ordinances in the United States. Since its inception, the 
concept, administration, and interest in public art has 
greatly matured, enabling artists to take a greater role in 
many related areas such as urban planning, landscape design, 
architectural design and ornamentation, art as furniture, 
art as instruction, etc. In order for the Arts Commission to 
move into the future, a new Ordinance is required. 

I have enclosed herein a copy of the existing ordinance and 
some propsoed recommendations for change. Rather than attempt 
to rewrite the Ordinance in legal language, I am asking the 
Committee, at this point, to simply consider our ideas and 
concepts for the propsoed changes. Then, when we have a 
unified base of ideas from which to work, I will attempt to 
synthesize these ideas into a more appropriate form. The 
final draft of the Ordinance will, of course, be routed to 
and approved by the full Arts Commission. It will then have 
to be approved by the Board of Supervisors for final approval. 

PROPOSED CHANGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS 



Revising the language to Include a non-negotiable allocation 
of two percent for public art projects . 

Currently, the ordinance stipulates that "said amount will not 
exceed 2% of the gross estimated cost." This effectively allows 
other City agencies to negotiate downwards , and has resulted in 
several projects being negotiated down to 1.5%. 

In addition, the Coimnission should receive two percent of the 
total construction cost, not the estimated cost of construction. 



2. Revising the percentage of funds to be allocated towards program 
administration. 



Currently, .5% of the 2% Art funds is allocated for program 
administration. These fees mut cover staff salaries and benefits 
as well as other costs not directly related to the acquisition 
of artwork. Such items may include printing costs, photography, 



framing, label production, equipment, etc. As an example, on a $10,000 
project, only $500 is allocated for administration. A $10,000 project often 
requires as much staff time and attention as does a $100,0000 project, thus 
the administrative fee does not even come close to covering costs. 

FOR THE COMMITTEE'S CONSIDERATION ! 

The Committee may want to discuss a recommended percentage of the public art 
funds to be used for administration. This percentage may range from 10 to 
25% or more, depending on the Committee's recommendation. Staff recommendation 
(Almaguer and Manton) would be a minimum 20% allocation in order to ensure that 
program needs are met and also to ensure program continuity. 

Initiation of a Maintenance and Conservation Program for the Art in Public Places 
Program. 

The existing Ordinance does not allow art enrichment (public art) funds to be 
used for the maintenance and conservation of artwork. With a growing collection 
of artwork, which numbers in the hundreds and which is valued in the millions of 
dollars, it is essential that a regular program of maintenance and conservation 
be established. 

FOR THE COMMITTEE'S CONSIDERATION ; 

The Committee will want to discuss an appropriate means of funding a maintenance 
and conservation program. Options include the following; 

a) Allocation of a specific percentage of funds to be taken from the 2% 
allocation. For example, out of the 2% total allocation for the public art 
program, .05 or .10 could be allocated for maintenance and conservation. 

b) The Committee may want to make it a decision of the Arts Commission to 
allocate all or part of the 2% to be used for maintenance and conservation. 
This option would allow the Committee to eliminate projects, at their 
discretion, and to transfer funds to a maintenance and conservation program. 

In either case, a set of guidelines and procedures must be developed in order 
to determine how funds will be set-aside for this use and how the Collection 
will be prioritized in terms of need. In effect, a whole new set of procedures 
for the maintenance and conservation program will have to be developed. 



EXAMPLES OF FUNDING REVISIONS : 

Taking as an example a: 

$10,000 Art Enrichment (AE) Budget: $ 100,000 budget 

Total AE budget: $10,000 

1.60 (80%) for art acquisition: 8,000 80,000 

10,000 
.20 (10%) for administration: 1,000 

.20 (10%) for maintenance: 1,000 10.000 

$10,000 $100,000 



Or, using another formula: 

Total budget ; $10,000 $100,000 



1.5 (75%) art acquisition:. 7,500 75,000 

.4 (20%) administration; ' 2,000 20,000 

.1 (05%) maintenance: 500 5,000 



$10,000 $100,000 



FOR THE committee's CONSIDERATION ; 

If it is determined that a portion or percentage of the art enrichment 
funds are to be used for maintenance and conservation, the Committee may 
want to dist;uss funding procedures.- For example, shall maintenance funds be 
"pooled" into a general fund to be used at the Commission's discretion, or 
shall funds be used on an "agency" basis. I.e. Shall maintenance funds be 
"pooled" into separate fund accounts dependent upon the source of those 
funds: Recration and Park funds would be used to maintain only those artworks 
commissioned for Rec and Park Property , S . F. General Hospital funds would be 
used to maintain only those works at General Hospital, etc. 

Other aspects of the Public Art Program may also be considered for modification 
or revision. Other municipal ordinances for public art have included such 
issues as: 1) acquiring artwork for temporary purposes or for portable 
collections; 2) establishing Pubic Art Advisory Committees/Selection Committees 
who review slides and/or proposals for public art projects; 3) allocating 
funds for artists workshops, symposia, etc. The Committee may also want 
to bring in other ideas during the course of our discussions on this program. 



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4. Revise the ordinance to allow artwork to be placed at sites other than those 
which generated the funds . 

Currently, artwork must be acquired for and placed at the sites which 
generated the funds. The Committee may want to consider revising the ordinance 
to allow artworks to be acquired for and placed at sites other than the funding 
source. Examples of where this may be feasible occur when sites are not publicly 
accessible or when they are infrequently used by the public. Art funds may therefore 
be better used at a location which is heavily used by the public and/or which is 
more visible to the public. 

5. Revise the ordinance to allow "pooling" of funds. This would be a procedure 
associated with the above listed revision . 

FOR THE COMMITTEE'S CONSIDERATION : 

If the re-siting of artwork is approved, and if "pooling" is approved, the Committee 
J ;ill want to consider the processes and procedures involved in this change. Some 
questions to consider are: 

a) Who shall determine whether or not a site receives artwork? Shall this be the 
sole discretion of the Arts Commission or shall it require approval by the host 
agency? 

b) Shall funds be pooled into one general "public art" fund or shall the pooling 
be restricted to fund accounts set up with specific city agencies. For example, 
shall Recreation and Park funds be pooled and used only for other Recreation and 
Parks projects or can the funds be pooled at used at any site upon the Arts 
Commission's recommendations (eg: Can five small Recreation and Parks projects' 
funds be pooled and used for one major project on a parking garage, at a Water 
Treatment plant, etc.) 



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CURRENT EXAMPLES OF PUBLIC ART PROJECTS AND FEE SCHEUDLES 

PIER 7 

Total budget: $ 63,000 

Admin. fee (5%) 3,150 

Art fee: 59,850 

Starting Date: December 1984 
Completion date: May/June 1990 



LOUIS SUTTER FIELDHOUSE 

Total budget; $ 3,656 

Admin, fee: $ 174.00 

Art fee: 3482.00 

Starting date: December 1987 
Completion date: December 1989 (?) 

SOUTH TERMINAL, SFO 

Total budget: $540,000 

Admin, fee: 27,000 

Art fee: 513,000 

Starting date: October 1983 
Completion date: ongoing 



PROJECT; Revision of ordinance which lecjally mandates the Percent for Art Program 



"n[iiary_: Admin, Code 3.13 has been in effect for twenty years. Ordinance was designed 
. to allow for enrichment of public bui Idings. It is the second oldest in the U.S. 

Origi na I ly works were purchased for buildings with assistance from a consultant. 

In more recent times, full time curators work to develop artist/architect collaborat 

for larger projects, and to select purchased works of art for smaller projects. 

There are as many as twenty projects going simultaneously, at various stages of comp 



leti 



Enormously increased staff time is required for completion of projects, due to 
need to develop artist/architect col I aborations , invol vement of community groups and 
representatives of users of facilities to be enriched. 

Ordinance Revision : Would reuqire vote of the Board of Supervisors and support of 
the Mayor's office, which must approve the .revision. Wording must be finalized 
by the City Attorney's office. In order to achieve support for a revision, support of 
various city departments which are affected needs to be obtained, Thisprocess thus 
involves presentation of a draft to be reviewed by many parties, possiblle flexibi'bity 
in wording to allow for other departments concerns, to reach a final draft. 
It is probably also important to have support from the artist community to be visible 
at the necessary hearings. 

Check I i st : In considering revision ''pf the ordinance, there are a number of issues which 
have surfaced, to be discussed and to be prioritized. 



Administrative fee: 
presentlyS^ of 2/! 



not suf f i ci ent for 
present needs; constant 
cash f low prob I ems 



revise to 20% 
whi ch is 
standard 



reduces portion 
for art 



Definition of 
"bui Idi ng" 



word is ambiguous in 
present ordinance 



change to 
"construction' 



en I ar^es amount 
aval lab le for 
art; some 
departments may 
oppose 



3. Requirement that funds 
be spent on specific 
bui Iding 



does not a I low for 
aggregating funds 
from severa I smal I 
projects 



change to 
a Mow for 
aggregating 
funds 



Intra-department 
aggregation 
probab ly wou Id 
not be opposed; 
i nter-department 
aggregation may 
be opposed 



4. Maintenance 



no allowance in present 
ordinance for maintenance 



change to 
a Mow for 
mai ntenance 



what source of 
funds would be 
aval lab le, what 
is the formula? 



5. Restoration and 
conservat ion 



does not address issue 



make possib le 
choice for 
a department 



6. Transfer of funds 



7. Amoutn of funds 
ci 3/27/89 



does not require transfer require departs, would help cash 
within specified period to transfer flow planning at 
of time funds in 30 days Arts Comm. 



specifies 1^ to 2? 



required 2% ensures specific 

funds 



City and County of San Francisco 




Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Memorandum 



DATE: ^-3-89 

■JO; Anne Healy 

FROM: Regina Almaguer 

SUBJECT: Request for Resolution to be presented under Visual Arts Committee 
Reports 



Anne : 

Could you please introduce a resolution for final payment today 
under the Visual Arts Committee reports. It is to award a 
final payment for the fabrication and installation of display 
cases for the Fred Eversly artworks at the Airport. The 
resolution should read: 

" Motion to approve final payment to Art Effects in the 
amount of $7746.00 for fabrication and installation of seven 
exhibition cases at San Francisco Int'l Airport." 



Thanks ! 




(415) 558-3463 



45 HYDE STREET - RCMDM 319 



SAN FRANCISCO. 94102 



The Peaceable Realm Project 



A Not-for-Profit organization. 

4 601 Hen r y Hudson Parkway, Rivcrdalc NY 10471 (212) 601-5506 
P.O. Box 880751, San Francisco CA 941 18-0751 (415) 584-0854 



Debra Lehane 

San Francisco Arts Commission 
45 Hyde Street Room 319 
San Francisco, Ca 94102 

April 3, 1989 

Dear Ms Lahane, 

I am writing to request an opportunity to speak to the Arts 
Commission at the next meetin, April 16. 

At that time I will request the Commission to endorse and 
support The Peaceable Realm Project. 

The Peaceable Realm Project has as a vision, world peace, and 
as a mission to exhibit world-wide "The Peaceable Realm", a 
360 foot painting, as a symbol of this vision. 

The painting has just returned from the Phillipines, where it 
was exhibited at the invitation of the Government as part of 
the celebration of their Revolution. It was hung on a wall 
constructed for the project and seen by millions of people 
both in person and through extensive media coverage. 




We are requesting the endorsement and support of the San 
Francisco Arts Commission to have the City and County of San 
Francisco sponser the exhibition of this painting as an 
expression of World Peace and Friendship. 

Thank you for your time^^^d, consideration. 

Steven Walden 
Chairperson 

(415) 527-1907 



The Peaceable Realm Project 



The vision of The Peaceable Realm Project is World Peace. 
Peace that is a function of communication, friendship, and 
productive relationships. 

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forwards alignment and purpose of humanity to provide a 
quality future for our children's children's children. 



The mission of The Peaceable Realm Project is to exhibit 
world-wide "The Peaceable Realm," a 360 ft. painting, as a 
symbol of our vision. It is to create participation and activities in 
every country of the world for World Peace. It is to invite global 
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A Not-for-Profit organization. 

4601 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale NY 10471 (212) 601-5506 
P.O. Box 880751, San Francisco CA 941 18-0751 (415) 584-0854 



Visual Arts Committee 

Arts Commission of San Francisco 

April 19, 1989 

RE: The Peaceable Realm Project 

Commissioners; 

Thank you for the opportunity to present The Peaceable Realm 
project to you. 

We are requesting the Committee recommend to endorse and sup- 
port The Peacealbe Realm Project, and the disply of "The 
Peaceable Realm" in San Francisco. 

The Peaceable Realm Project has as a vision. World Peace, and 
as a mission, to exhibit world-wide "The Peaceable Realm" as 
a symbol of this vision. 

"The Peaceable Realm" is a 360 by 8 foot acrylic on canvas 
painting depicting the artist Potenza's vision of Peace. The 
painting was created in 1986 out of Potenza's commitment to 
Peace and as a symbol of her personal stand. The commitment 
of The Peaceable Realm Project is to exhibit the paainting 
world-wide to create participation and activities for World 
Peace, to invite global conversation for World Peace. 

The painting has just returned from the Phillipines, wher it 
was exhibited at the invitation of the Government as part of 
the celebration of their Revolution. It was hung on a wall 
constructed for the project and was seen by millions of 
people both in person and through extensive media coverage. 

We have an invitation to show the painting at the United 
Nations in New York and are negotiating for a time. We have 
also received an invitation for a three city tour of the 
Soviet Union sponsored by the Soviet Peace Coiiiiii ttee. The 
three cites are Moscow, Leningrad, and Tblisi. We are 
currently speaking with officials of the following countries 
regarding the project; Belguim, Egypt, Jordan, Costa Rica, 
Zimbabwe. 



The Peaceable Realm Project 



A Not-for-Profit organization. 

4601 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale NY 10471 (212) 601-5506 
P.O. Box 880751. San Francisco CA 94118-0751 (415) 584-0854 



We believe "The Peaceable Realm" is an important work of art 
and comes to you with substantial credentials. 

We are not asking the City for funding, we are a not for pro- 
fit corporation and are self-sustaining through donations and 
fund raising. The scale of "The Peaceable Realm" is large, 
however we believe there are suitable spaces in the City that 
will accomodate the work and event. 

We are requesting the endorsement and support of the Arts 
Commission of San Francisco to have the City of San Francisco 
sponsor the exhibition of "The Peaceable Realm" as an 
expression of World Peace and Frienship. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. 



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Steven Walden 
Chairperson 

(415) 527-1907 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1989 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



The regular monthly meeting of the Bisual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, April 19, 1989 in the Commissioners Room on 
the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located on 
Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



Vernon Alley 
Nancy Boas 
Stanley Elchielbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
Jotin Kriken 

Amalia tvtesa-Balns. PhD. 
Rai Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekjans 
_SP>t>ara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents o( the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Librafy Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Parl< 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Clalte N. Isaacs 



III. 



IV. 
V. 



AGENDA 

Art Enrichment: Aids Research Facility, San Francisco 
General Hospital (Conrad Okamoto/Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Richmond Police Station 

(Peter Wong, Bureau of Architecture; Lt. Thomas Suttmier , SFPD, 
Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Police Pistol Range 

(Peter Wong, Bureau of Architecture; Lt. Thomas Suttmier, SFPD, 
Regina Almaguer) 

Private submission: Peaceable Realm Project (Steven Walden) 

Arts Commission Gallery: Approval of "Tableaux Vivans" 
concept and artists (Anne Meissner) 

Arts Commission Gallery: Discussion of program in terms of 
available budget (Anne Meissner) 

Collections: Selection of gift to the collection from 
Ethel Herst (Debra Lehane) 

Art Enrichment: Authorization of final payment to Christine 
Puskas/Noe Valley Rec. Center (Debra Lehane) 



IX. 



Art Enrichment: 6th and Folsom Playground 

Review of design for entryway (Regina Almaguer, Martha Heavenston) 



Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Facility /Water Dept. 
Introduction of project and concept approval (Regina Almaguer) 



XI. 



Art Enrichment: Animal Shelter 

Review of architectural design, sites and concepts (Fred Weiner, 

Chief Administrator's Office; Regina Almaguer) 




XIII. 



XIV. 

XV. 

XVI. 



Art Enrichment: San Francisco Public Library 

Discussion and recommendation of artist's participation on 

design team (Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Seawall Project 

Final inspection and authorization for final payments (Debra Lehani 



Old Business: 
New Business: 
Adiournment 



Correction of titles of works from David Gardner 




VICUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MIIiUTES 



WEDNESDAY, April 19, 1989 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
v/as held on Wednesday, Apnl 19, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the 



45 Hyde street 
Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94)02 Comm 1 ss 1 One fs Ro'jm of the San Francisco Public Library. 

415 558 3463 



POLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COI^MISSIONERS 



Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Aiiey 

Stanley Elcl^elbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

Johin Kriken 

Amalia tvlesa BairTs, Pti.D 

Ral Y. Okamolo 



:iON: 



EX OFFICIO (MEMBERS 

Presidents of Itie 
Fine Arts f^useum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Nancy Boas 

Bob LaRocca 

Amal ia Mesa-Bains 



Anne Healy 



fTAFF PRESENT: Regina Almaguer 
Dennis Rumsey 
Molly Lambert 
Debra Lehane 

The following subjects were tnroughly discussed and 
administrative directive suggested (where appropriate). 



I. Art Enrichment: Richmond Police Station 

Peter Wong of the Bureau of Architecture presented the 
proposed design changes to the e.^isting Richmond Police 
Station. The budget for the Art Enrichment has been set 
at $34,000.00 based on a $1.7 million budget. Suggested 
to enhance the architecture of the building has been the 
inclusion of stained glass. Another possible concept 
would be the installation of a paving piece in the central 
lobby area of the building. Commissioner Boas ojestioned 
the priorities of the architects and to what ext'snt they 
would like to see the art. Commissioner Boas approved the 
concept of the stained glass for the front of the building 
and for the skylight also the possibility of a paving 
piece. Regina Almaguer indicated that the pi-ocess would 
be an ooen competition. 



II. Art Enrichment: Police Pistol Range 




John Zoranovich of the Bureau ofg Architecture presented 
the proposal for the Police Pistol Range located at Lake 
Merced. Lt. Thomas Suttmier of the Police Department 
gave additional history of the range and its use by the 
Police Department. He also explained the budgetary 
problems now being faced by the project. Since the Police 
Department fully supports the Art Enrichment project by 
its history of other buildings, and since the project is 
not open to the public, the SFPD is requesting the waiver 
of art enrichment for this location. The expertise of the 
staff was offered to assist with the design of historical 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/APRIL 19, 1989/PAGE 2 



material wtiich is proposed to be installed in tlie lobby of 
the building. Commissioner Boas recommended that the art 
enrichment for the Police Pistol Range be waived. 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

III. Peaceable Realm Project 

Mr. Steve Walden asked for endorsement of the Peaceable 
Realm Project. The Peaceable Realm Project has a vision 
of world peace and has a mission to exhibit the painting 
by Potenza world-wide. A location has not been determined 
and Mr. Walden is hooing that the City will assist with 
this. The Arts Commission is being asked to endorse the 
Project as a worthy cause. Glides were shown by f-<r. 
Vial den. 

IV. Arts Commission Gallery: Tableaux Vivants Exhibition 

Anne Meissner presented Christine Tamblyn, curator of the 
exhibition "Tableaux Vivants". Slides of the works or a 
representation of the artists were shown. Commissioner 
Boas asked for explanations of how the work ties into the 
theme. Gallery staff assured the commissioners that they 
will edit works which are not acceptable. Commissioner 
Boas suggested that a simple explanation of how the works 
relate should be pi"ovided. Approval was given pending 
funding. 

V. Arts Commission Gallery: Budget 

Anne lieissner discussed the Gallery budgetary prob'ems. 
Loans and grants are all being considered. Ms. i-leissner 
suggested that the outdoor site would be appealing to a 
grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She would 
like to have collaborations and to increase the artist fee 
to $1500. Approval was given to apply for an NEA Grant. 
Ms. Meissner then informed the commissioner of five new 
members of the board. They are Katherine Maechling, 
Wayne Zebzda, Glen Helfand, Armando Rascon and Richard 
Whitesel 1 . 

VI. Art Enrichment: Animal Shelter 

Fred Weiner of the CAO's office along with Howard Wong and 
Carl Friedman made the presentation. A reduced a-t 
enrichment budget was negotiated with the Commission to 
the amount of $38,000.00. It was also agreed that the art 
enrichment could wait until after July 1 when the shelter 
is due to open. At that time the use of the shelter will 
be established and the areas which will be best served. 

VII. Art Enrichment: 6th and Folsom Street 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/APRIL IV, 1989/PAGE 3 



Martha Heavenston presented her proposal of the entryway 
of the 6th and Folsom Street Park. Slides were presented 
which showed the style of the tile work being proposed. 
The design was approved as submitted. 

VIII. Collections: Proposed gift to the collection 

Slides of work by Ethel Herst were presented. The artist 
had indicated a willingness to give one painting and one 
work on paper to the commission. The Commissioners viewed 
the work and selected two paintings and one work on paper 
and instructed staff to relay their selections to the 
artist in hope that she might generously give all three 
works. Titles and information of works will be pr^ovided 
at the next full commission meeting under committee 
report. 

IX. Art Eni'ichment: Seawall Project 

Debra Lehane reported on the installation of the 
medallions by Mary Chomenko and Richard Deutsch at the 
Great Seawall project. Final inspection was scheduled for 
Friday April 28th, at 3:30 am. Authorization for final 
payment to each artist was approved pending the final 
inspection. 

X. Art Enrichment: Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center 

Debra Lehane reported that Christine Puskas had corrected 
as requested the water area of the mural, added the 
appropriate label and had applied the antigrafitti coating 
as per her contract. Request was made for the 
authorization of final payment to the artist and was 
approved. 

XI. Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Facility 

Regina Almaguer reported on the request of the facility to 
include photographs of the water system and also the 
inclusion of early historical photographs as well. Staff 
was authorized to bring visual materials to the next 
visual arts committee meeting. 

XII. Art Enrichment: New Main Library 

Regina Almaguer presented the concern of the staff to have 
included in the planning phase of the new library an 
artist or arts professional to work with the architects. 
The advantage is to have someone who focuses on areas 
which can incorporate art and serve as an adviser to the 
project. The Commissioners approved the concept of an 
arts professional to serve on the design team of the 
architect. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/APRIL 19, 1989/PAGE 4 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. ORDEREO: Motion to endorse the Peaceable Realm Project 

in their efforts to exhibit "The Peaceable 
Realm" painting by artist Potenza. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to aoprove the exhibition concept and 

artists "Tableaux Vivants" at the Arts Commission 
gallery pending funding. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to approve San pf^ancisco Arts Commission 

Gallery to applv for a grant from the National 

Endowment for the Arts pending Finance Committee 

approval , 

Motion: Bob LaPocca 

Second: Nancy Boas 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to approve design proposal by Martha 

Heavenston for the 6th and Folsoni Park Entryway. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Motion to recommend an artist cr arts 

professional to serve as a member of the design 
team for the new San Francisco Public Library, 
with the intention of establishing design 
parameters for the Art in Public Places Program. 
Motion: Amalia Meas-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



6. ORDERED: Motion to approve final payment in the amount 
of $2,250.00 to Mary Chomenko for completion 
of the Seawall medallion delivered on April 17th 
and pending final inspection on April 28th. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/APRIL 19, 1989/PAGE 5 



7. ORDERED: Motion to aoprove final payment in the amount 

of $2,250.00 to Richard Oeutsch for completion 
of the Seawall medallion delivered on April 24th 
and pending final inspection on April 2Sth. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Motion to approve final payment in the amount 

of $2,375.00 to Christine Puskas for completion 

of the mural located at the Noe Valley Recreation 

Center. 

Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Second: Nancy Boas 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no furthre business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:50 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



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City and County of San Frandsco 

Public Library Commission 



Art Acnos 
Mayor 

SnVEN A, OxJLTEt 

Pmidcnl 

Jean Kaul 

Isl Via Presulent 

Edwaid F. Cauanan, Ji 
2nd Vice President 

Dale a. Cailson 

LoNNiE K. Chin 

E, DfiNNis Normandy 

KoSBLVTg C. Swic 

Commissioners 

Kbnnrth E. Dowun 
Ci(y Librarian 

RiCllARD P. Waush 
Commission Stcrtltry 



»**NOTICE OF MEET1NU**» 



A meetini? of the Facilities Committee of the San Francisco Public 
Library CominisBion will be held as follows: 



Date: Friday, July ^B, 1989 

Time: 3:00 p.m. 

Place: Commission Koom, Main Library 

Chair: Commissioner Swig 

Members: Commissioners Carlson and Chin 

Agenda: 



Presentation by Christine Piiskas to paint mural on 
exterior of Excelsior Branch Library. 



Main Library, Civic Center 

San Frajicisco, CA 94102 

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J^KM City and County of San Francisco 

Public Library Commission 



Am AcNos 

blBVLN A. COULTIB 

Prciidrnt 

JeanKaul 

ls( VicePresdcnl 

rowAKI) F. C»UANAN, Jl. 

2nd Via Praident 

Ums a. Cablsctj 
U.NN1. K. Chcv- 
E. Dennb Normandy 
Ki».hl™ C S.MC 
CommissioKers 

Kenneth L Dowun 
Oil, librarian 

RiciiAsnT. WAiiii 
Commission Secretary 



September 7, 198'J 



To Whom It. May Concern: 

Ms. Christine Puskas, Director of Stop Graffiti, appeared bet'ore tht 
Facilities Conmnttee of the San Fi-ancisco Public Library Coaiaission on 
Friday, July 28, 1989, 

Ms. Puskas presented the committee with her piuns and design for a 
mural project oi; Excelsior Branch Library. The project will cost 
approximately $8,050 and take six months to complete. 

At this time the library buiiget has no funds available for this 
project. 

The Facilities Committee mado tlie following rrcomwendaticiis: 

Tlie Comaittee approves of the project in principal, but 
fundiri!| and Art CoBimission approval must be in place. 

- The Committee asked Ms. Puskas to hold an open meeting at 
Excelsior Branch so that community and staff can make a 
decision on the project. 

The Committee urged Ms. Puskat to continue her work on 
non-profit status for her organization £o she can then raise 
private funding. 

When all these steps have been accompli slied, she can cose 
back to the Facilitiis Com.-nittee for final recommendation. 

The Committee thanked Ms. Puskas for a very nice presentation. 

Sincerely, 



Ki chard Walsh, Secretary" 
Library Commission 



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Sjn Francisco, CA 94102 

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Christine Puskas, Director 

Stop Graffiti 

3782 Mission Street 

San Francisco, CA 94110 

Dear Ms. Puskas: 

Thank you for your letter of intent for a mural project on the 
exterior of Excelsior Branch Library. Graffiti has become a constant 
problem at this particular location. . - 

Your letter has been forwarded to the Library Commission and will be 
referred to a sub-committee for review during the month of May. 

I will let you know of the date/time of the committee meeting to 
ible you and other members of your group an opportunity to present 
Lcstimony. 



Sincerely, 




Ricnard Walsh, Secretary 
Library Commission 



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Commissioners 
City Librarian 
Chief of Branches 



SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY Civic Center San Francisco California 94 102 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

Son Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Vetnon Alley 
Nancy Boas 
Stanley Eictieltxium 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heaiy 
John Kriken 

Amalia f^tesa-Balns, Pti.D. 
Roi Y. Ol<amoto 
Dodie Rosekrarvs 
^-3arbara Skiar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of \he 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaocs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1989 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Conafiittee will be held 
on Monday, April 24th, 1989 at 1:00 par in the Commissioners 
Room on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library 
located on Larkin Street at McAllister. 




d review of ordinances from other 



lisousXion and reveiw of 1969 Art Enrichment 
OKflitrance and City Charter 



Ijournment 




(dnl/4. 13.89) 



CliEy and County of San Francisco 




Memorandum 



Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DATE: 

TO: 

FROM: 

SUBJECT: 
1. 
2. 




May 1, 1989 

Conunissioner Mesa-Bains 

Debra Lehane 

Visual Arts Conunittee report 

Discussion: Sunnydale Pump Station - Letter from Patricia Johanson 

Motion to extend contract with Interactive Resources Inc. (who is 
writing Historic Structure Report on Coit Tower) to September 30, 1989. 



3. Correction of titles from February minutes: 

Please note the title of the Dennis Leon purchased for the MRI 
facility at SF General Hospital should read Springline # 4 1989 
pastel on paper, 30-1/4 x 44-3/8 " 

Also: the title of the Fourth piece by David Gardner should be 
Main Terrace Hot Spring, Yellowstone National Park 

4. Motion to waive art enrichment requirement for the San Francisco 
Police Pistol range 



Report on final inspection on Seawall Project: 
Mary Chomenko, Ocean Beach Fossil bronze 

Richard Deutsch, Propellor marble, terrazzo, and bronze 

Motion to accept with gratitude three paintings from artist 
Ethel Herst: 

Untitled, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 " (blue architectural image) 
Untitled, oil on canvas 48 x 60 " (townscape) 
In Praesenti, oil on paper, 17 x 22 " 




(415) 558-3463 



46 HYDE STREET - ROOM 319 



SAN FRANCISCO. 94102 



City and County of San Francisco Art Commission 




Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



MEMORANDUM 



04/28/89 
Debra Lehane 
Lemora Martin 

Correction of Resolution //26-89-140 



(The David Gardner Purchase) 

I have looked this up in the January, 1987 
minutes, where correction of a Resolution 
occurred. (The only difference with that 
one was it was the previous month's Resolution 
and the correction was noted in Minutes Approval) 

We should do as we discussed; report it to the 
Commissioners under Committee Reports, and I 
will note it as corrected in the Minutes. It 
does not require the passage of a new Resolution 
(Dennis thought it did) . 

1 will note it as corrected on an insert in the 
► iruary 1989 Minutes, where it was incorrectly 
Resolved, send a memo to this effect to Public 
Documents, and this is all there is to it. 

1 will also place a copy of my memo to Public 
Documents with the 05/01/89 Minutes in the 
binder. 







mry^^ 



(41S) 668-3463 45 HYDE STREET - ROOM 319 SAN FRANCISCO, 94102 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



Wednesday, May 17, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, May 17, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



I^IAYOR 
ArtAgno 



Nancy Boas 



Anne Healy 
Bob LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F, LaRocca 
President 



Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eictielbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

Jotin Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Phi.D. 

Roi Y. Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrans j 



STAFF PRESENT: 



Regina Almaguer 
Debra Lehane 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were throughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested 
(where appropriate). There was not a quorum, therfore, 
motions will be presented under committee report at the 
full commission meeting in June. The meeting began at 
3:50 pm. 

Louis Sutter Fieldhouse/Maria Alguilar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubrary Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commesion 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N, Isoacs 



The 30 day extension given to the artist ha 
Artist is willing to do a new piece, but wi 
to complete the work until summer of 1990 a 
for that time to produce a new work. Commi 
suggests that Regina check with the artist 
can alter her projects to produce her piece 
will be necessary to discuss this matter at 
commission meeting. If the contract is not 
will have to goJJ'small claims court for the 
According to the city attorney, her contrac 
permit the selection of an alternate piece, 
directed to talk further with the city atto 
The recommendation of staff and commissione 
get the artist to comply or select an alter 



s expired. 
1 1 not be able 
nd is asking 
ssioner Boas 
to see if she 

sooner. It 

the ful 1 

extended, we 
$2, 100.00. 
t does not 

Regina was 
rney as wel 1 . 
r is to try and 
nate piece. 



II. Pier 7 



The Visual Arts Committee selected the artist a year ago, 
but the project had been put on hold until funds were 
made available. The resolution was to enter into 
contract with Steve Gillman for the Art Enrichment 
contract at Pier 7, for a total fee of $56,700.00. 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/MAY 17, 1989/PAGE TWO 



III. Next Ordinance Meeting 

The next meeting is tenatively scheduled for the last 
Monday in June which is the 26th at 1 PM i n the 
Commissioners room of the Public Library. Commissioners 
will need to confirm to Debra Lehane whether the day and 
time is acceptable. 

IV. Proposed Gift to the Collection 

Eleanor Kent is donating to the City's Art Collection a 
piece by Jo Hanson titled Street Song # 6, 1981, found 
object coll aged, framed 14-1/2 x 17-1/4 ". It was the 
recommendation of Commissioner Boas that the work be 
accepted with gratitude. A motion will be presented at 
the full commission meeting. 

V. Carousel Maintenance Contract/ Ruby Newman 

The Recreation and Park Department has been informed that 
the maintenance of the carousel had been underbudgeted . 
Estimates for the work were done in December, and by the 
time the work was performed in April, additional major 
surgery to some of the animals had to be undertaken. The 
Recreation and Park Department is work ordering to the 
Arts Commission an additional $4,000.00 to cover the cost. 
A motion was introduced to increase Ruby Newman's contract 
by $3,959.00 and to change the final payment as stated in 
the contract to an interim payment. Ruby's contract will 
remain open to allow for any major repairs during the next 
year per the request of the Recreation and Park 
Department. 

VI. Old Business 

SUNNYDALE PROJECT 

Director Claire Isaacs and Regina have met with Todd 
Coburn at Clean Water regarding the Sunnydale Project by 
Patricia Johanson. We are waiting on a report from the 
Core of Engineers regarding the amount of fill which will 
be permitted in the Bay, if any. It will be several weeks 
before the Arts Commission will receive a response. 

VII. New Business 

ART OF TREASURE ISLAND SYMPOSIUM 

Debra Lehane introduced to Commissioner Boas information 
about the people involved in sponsoring a symposium 
scheduled for September 16th at Treasure Island. 
Anne Schoebelen, Michael Gray and Douglas Brooks are 
organizing the afternoon symposium and would like for the 
Arts Commission to lend its name as a sponser. Sponsers 
are being asked to give $100.00 toward the event. Ms. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MAY 17, 1989 /PAGE THREE 



Lehane has been asked to speak on the Collection which 
came from the Golden Gate International Exposition. 
Commissioner Boas supported the request and encourages the 
commission to approve the request. Commissioner Boas 
suggested the symposium should be combined with the Urban 
Fair and directed staff to inquire of the possibility. 
Part of the fair could be a request to the public to fill 
in gaps, identify artists and art work. 

GALLERY 

Anne Meissner presented a catalogue from their current 
"Torch and Anvil" exhibition. She also reported that the 
gallery had received funding of $15,000.00 from Security 
Pacific for the outdoor site and the next exhibition will 
open on July 20th at the same time the POPS opens. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 4:30 PM . 



Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1989 



San Trancisco. CA 9<1 102 
415 558 3463 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, June 21, 1989 in the Commissioners Room on 
the third floor of tlie San Francisoc Public Library, located on 
Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 



DIRECIOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




AGENDA 



WAVOR 
At! Agrxjs 



I. Mural Resource Center: Mural proposal by Chuy Campusano for 
the Mariposa Gardens (Conrad Okaraoto, Chuy Campusano) 

II. Collections: Proposed gift to the Collection (Debra Lehane) 



COMMISSIONERS 



III. Collections: Contract extension for Genevieve Baird/Monument 
restoration (Debra Lehane) 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fow-ler 
DoiiiclGoriorn 
Anne I lealy 
John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Ekiit^, Ph.D. 
Roi Y. Olcannoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 
aiaSHor 



IV. Art Enrichment: Animal Shelter (Regina Almaguer) 

V. Old Business: Maria Alguilar contract (Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment Ordinance 

VI. New Business: Presentation by Claire Isaacs (would like to be fir 

on agenda) 

Relocation of George Washington Statue 



Presidents of Hie 
Fine Arts f\4u5eijrn 
Library Commission. 
Plonning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VII. Adjournment 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 



^5 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, June 21, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



t^AYOR 
Art Agnos 



COtulMISSIONERS 



Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eictieltxium 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
Jotin Kriken 
Annalia Mesa-Bains, P 
Rai Y, Okomoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubrary Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




STAFF PRESENT: 



Anne Healy - Chair 

Nancy Boas 

Bob LaRocca 

Amalia Mesa-Bains (arr. 3:25 PM) 

Claire Isaacs 
Regina Almaguer 
Molly Lambert 
Debra Lehane 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropri ate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

FINE ARTS MUSEUM SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 1990 



Director Isaacs 
exhibition that 
concourse of Gol 
Director of the 
presentation to 
voiced concerns 
and wanted a dia 
offered to set u 
Commissioner, Di 
is introduced at 



informed the Commissioners of an 
the Fine Arts Museum is organizing for the 
den Gate Park and that Mr. Harry Parker, 
Fine Arts Museums would like to make a 
the Arts Commission. Commissioner Healy 
regarding the role of the Arts Commission 
logue with Mr. Parker. Director Isaacs 
p a breakfast meeting with the 
rector Parker and herself before the item 
the full Commission Meeting. 



II. Mural Proposal for Mariposa Gardens by Chuy Campusano 

Conrad Okamoto of the Mural Resource Center introduced 
Chuy Campusano. Mr. Campusano presented his mural 
proposal for the Mariposa Gardens located at Mariposa and 
Potrero. The theme is Garden and Family. Mr. Campusano' s 
project is designed to include the children of the 
community. Color and design was discussed with the 
artist. The Commissioners accepted the design as 
presented . 
cont . 



PAGE TWO/VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/ June 21, 1989 

III. Proposed Gift to the Collection 

Debra Lehane presented to the Commissioners a work on 
paper by a woman artist named Zari Namdar. The general 
consensus of the committee was that the work was immature 
and not of a sufficient quality for the collection. The 
need for a collections management policy and a computer 
was discussed. Commissioner LaRocca moved in favor of 
accepting the gift, but there was no second. 

IV. Contract Extension/ Genevieve Baird 

Debra Lehane explained the extended work which was 
approved by the Commission and the need to extend the 
amount of time for Genevieve Baird to complete the 
monument maintenance which is currently scheduled. The 
contract was extended to September 30, 1989. 

V. Art Enrichment: Animal Shelter 

Regina Almaguer explained that the CAO's office is 
questioning the applicability of art enrichment on this 
project. The project budget is over extended and an 
opinion of the City's Attorney exempted this project by 
literally interpreting the ordinance. The possibility of 
relocating a Bufano is still being discussed. Also to 
be considered is the possibility of the Mural Resource 
Center sponsoring a mural at the site next year with its 
allocations. Works of art stored at Pier 70 was discussed 
and the storage situation for the Commission reviewed. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested the Commissioners make a 
trip to the storage area at Pier 70. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Maria Alguilar 

Regina Almaguer suggested that she review slides of 
existing works at the gallery for exchange of the work 
which was unacceptable for the Commission. 

VII. Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium 

Regina Almaguer introduced the need to get moving on the 
Kezar Stadium project. She has slides of six artists 
which she asked the Commissioners to review. It was 
decided to review the slides as part of the Special 
Meeting called for Monday June 26th. The $20,000.00 is 
for design of grill work and drawings. The artist would 
not have to fabricate, but would oversee the fabrication. 

cont . 



PAGE THREE/VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/ June 21, 1989 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Fran Martin Griffith Pump Station 

Fran Martin has completed her contract obligation at the 
Griffith Pump Station and is requesting a final inspection 
pending the application of an anti graffiti material. The 
Committee scheduled a site inspection for Tuesday June 
27th at 9 am. 



XI. Collections: George Washington Statue 

The Sons of the American Revolution has given the Arts 
Commission money toward the relocation and restoration of 
the statue. The statue is presently at the Moscone 
school. Permission has been given to the Commission by 
the CAO and Head of DPW to place the statue in a niche on 
the west side of City Hall. The location is temporary 
for a couple of years while the conservation needs of the 
statue are determined and a permanent location 
establ ished. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: Motion to approve mural design by Chuy 
Campusano for the Mariposa Gardens. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: Motion to approve contract extension with 

Genevieve Bai rd to September 30, 1989. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to approve the temporary relocation 

of the George Washington Statue to a niche 
on the west side of City Hall. 
Motion: Amaial Mesa-Bains 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 4:45 PM . 



Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




15 Hyde Slieet 

Suile319 

Son Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3163 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



MONDAY, June 26, 1989 



/ O/yicL Q^U/y^JL. ^'S 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Conunlttee will be held 
on Monday, June 26, 1989 at 1:00 PM in the Commissioners Room 
on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library located 
on Larkin Street at McAllister. 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



AGENDA 



COMMISSIONERS 



Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genero 

Anne Heoly 

John Kriken 

Amotia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Rai Y, Okamolo 

Dodie Rosekrar%5 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Plonning Commission, 
Recreation and Pork 
Commssion 



DIRECTOR 
CkiIre N. Isaacs 



I. Screening of artist for Kezar Stadium Art Enrichment 
Project . 

II. Discussion and review of Art Enrichment Ordinance 

III. Adjournment 




(dnl/6.23.89) 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



NMYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LoRocco 
President 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eiclielbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
Jotin Kriken 

Arrralia Mesa-Bains. Pti.D. 
Rai Y Ol<annoto 
l^ie Rosel<rans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of \Ue 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Parl< 
CommBSion 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isoacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTE S 

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1989 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Monday, June 26, 1989 at 1:00 PM in the Commissioners Room 
of the San Francisco Public Library. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Anne Healy - Chair Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas (arrive 1:20) 
Amalia Mesa-Bains (arrive 1:22) 

STAFF PRESENT: Regina Almaguer 
Mol 1 y Lambert 
Debra Lehane 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropriate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

KEZAR STADIUM 

Deborah Learner of the Recreation and Park Department 
explained that the Rec/Park Department is considering a 
change in the "arch" focus of the main entrance of the 
stadium to a gateway instead. The Gateway concept would 
increase the amount of money available to the artist. Tom 
Trumber of the Bureau of Architecture presented the Kezar 
Stadium design to the Commissioners. Kezar exists in a 
natural bowl which will be retained. Grills which cover 
vents in the restrooms could also be possible sites for 
art enrichment design work. The artist will not only 
design the gateway, but will have to research appropriate 
materials and design for a public building and provide 
cost estimates. The contract is for $12,000.00. If the 
artist can fabricate, they will most likely be asked to do 
that portion of the work, otherwise the work will be 
offered to a subcontractor and the artist will oversee 
the work. Working drawings should be completed in 
September and contruction to begin December 1989. Slides 
were then reviewed from the following artists: Pepe Ozan, 
Michaele Lecompte, Michael Riegel , Phi 11 Evans, and Canon 
Tolon. Canon Tolon and Phi 11 Evans were selected for 
interviews to be scheduled late that week. 




cont , 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/JUNE 26, 1989/ Page two 

I I . ARI ENRICHMENT ORDINANCE REVISIO N 

Molly Lambert presented the Commissioners with a folder 
containing information and research concerning the Art 
Enrichment Ordinance, including materials from other 
cities. A graph comparing the ordinances was reviewed. 
Wording of ordinances, comparing San Francisco's to other 
working ordinances was discussed. The term "building" in 
San Francisco's ordinance is a problem. Better terms 
could be "capital improvements" or "Total improvements". 
Commissioners would like to have the most inclusive 
wording in the revision. Administrative fees could be 
increased to 25% or positions ideally should be salaried. 
Other items discussed was the ability to pool funds per 
department, establishing a maintenance fund, sponsoring 
temporary as well as permanent projects and a 
deaccessioning policy. It was felt that the 
deaccessioni ng issue would be addressed in a Collections 
Management Policy. Commissioner Mesa-Bains spoke to the 
need of having a retreat to discuss the relations between 
departments and the ordniance to formulate strategies and 
to gain support for the changes. The staff was directed 
to re-draft an ordinance with changes for review by the 
Committee and the City Attorney. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 3:25 PM . 



Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




'iSliyri,. street 

Sullo319 

San rranclsco. C A 94 1 02 

415 558 3463 



July 13, i98y 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMN4ISSIONG1)S 



Vefnon Alley 

Sloiilov Elcheltxiurn 

Kirn fowlor 

Daniel GerKsra 

Anne Hoaly 

John Krlken 

Amolia Mesa-Ekjlns. Ph.D. 

Ral Y Okamoto 

nrxila Rosekrans 



tX OFFICIO MEtvlllfcKS 

Prosidenis of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Pork 
Comnrbslon 



DWECIOI? 
Ciolre N. Isaacs 



To: Visual Arts Committee 
From: Jill Manton 

Re: Summary of Sunnydale Pump Station/Patricia Johanson 
project 



Note: CWP 



Clean Water Program; BCDC = Bay Conservation & Development 
Commission 

This is a briel chronology ol the Suiinydale Pump Station 
history. Since this is resurrected from memory, without 
the benefit of verifying dates with the project file, 
there may be minor inaccuracies. 

1. NuvciiibGr - lJecciiil)er 1987 - Selection of artist P. Johanson 

2. December, 1987 - First meeting with artist to discuss 
project parameters. As early as this date, artist attempted 
to meet with BCDC to obtain guidelines and information before 
initiating design but was restricted and restained by 

Clean water in efforts to do so. Artist given project time 
frame to produce initial design by March 1988. 

3. Clean Water Program (CWP) requests artist's design by late 
January 1988 in order to prepare submissions for design. 
Review Committee of BCDC which was to take place in February. 
Artist meets frequently with dept. of Fish and Game, State 
Dept. of Park and Recreation, Friends of Candlestick, numerous 
scientists to present preliminary design concept and ideas. 
Wins enthusiastic support. On March 10, 1988, a meeting was 
held with CWP and the Arts Commission to discuss CWP's 
coimnittment to fund construction of artists design, even if it 
was in excess of the 2% Art Enrichment budget because 

artist's design incorporates many landscaping elements (planting, 
paving, seating) that would be required by project anyway as 
mitigation measures. Thus, some of the above-ground 
landscaping budget for project could be applied towiirds cost 
of artist's design. Thismeeting was presided over by Robert 
La Rocca, witli Jo Hanson, Peter rodriquez, Claire Isaacs, 
George Rockrise, Harold Coffee, Tod Cockburn and Ed Janelli 
present . 




CWP also agrees at this time to provide money for production of 
working drawings and the costs associated with coordinating 
and Integrating artist's design with overall project engineering 
and landscape design. 



PROJECT SUM>IARY 
SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION 
PAGE TWO 



^- April - May 1988 . Crosswalk deletion. Design change of crosswalk based 
on meeting with Traffic Engineering. Artist proposed crosswalk and 
special street pavement treatment to provide safe access. This was 
supported by Captain Newlin of Police Traffic Division but vetoed by 
Norman Bray of Traffic. 

*Note: Now that crosswalk issue is apparently again a viable concept - 
could artist once again incorporate this element into her design to 
"save" snake-like element because of deletion of shell-fish beds. 

5. NEA Grant Application. Submitted to Art in Public Places to fund 
artist's supervision of proj ect construction and to partially fund 
construction of arbor sculpture. CWP writes letter to Claire Isaacs 
pledging money needed for construction of design according to specifications! 

0. December 1988 - Artist's design is presented by CWP to BCDC. Design 
enthusiastically approved and approval of project recommended to BCDC. 

7. January 1989 . Unexpected opposition of aspects of project's design 
(shellfish beds) by environmental groups. Artist waiting for new 
guidelines and information regarding any and all restrictions in order j 
to re-design. 

Time frame now critical in that construction documents have been prepared 
and bid upon. Any design by artist will have to go through all regulatory 
design reviews which could/will add months and additional costs to the , 
integration of artist's design. 

We need to determine who will need to review and approve revised artist's 
design. Need to obtain absolute time frame from CWP as soon as possible. 



*Memo from R. Almaguer: As of this writing, we are awaiting a report from the | 
Army Corp of Engineers written Lo Clean Water. This report will contain 
guidelines for the use of the bay and land areas and will therefore affect 
the form that Patricia's design will take. The Corp of Engineers has released 
a report which will be open for public comment until January 20th. After that i 
date, a final report will be issued. According to Clean Water, neither the ' 
report nor Clean Water's application refers to the art project. This is due to 
the artwork having been removed in its entirety from the Permit Application which 
Clean Water presented to the Corp of Engineers and to the BCDC. In other words, 
the design of the artwork will have to be resubmitted and/or revised, and 
taken through all of the approval processes once again. 




July 13, 1989 



45 Hyde Slieel 

Suile319 

San Ftanclsco. C A 94 1 02 

415 558 3463 



Mr. Steven Walden 

The Peaceable Realm Project 

P.O. Box 880751 

San Francisco, CA 94118-0751 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



Dear Mr. Walden: 

The San Francisco Arts Comiiiission is pleased to endorse and support 
the Peaceable Realm Project. The message of peace is universal and 
eternal. Your goal to exhibit the painting by Potenza not only in 
San Francisco, but all over the world is admirable. The Commission 
sincerely hopes that you are able to carry through with your mission. 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elctielbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 

John Ktikon 

■ Insa-Balns, Pti.D. 
iimoto 



A copy of the consent page from the Arts Commission May meeting is 
enclosed which gives you the resolution number which was unanimously 
passed by the full commission with our best wishes. 

As you know, our resources and involvement is limited, but if we can 
be of further assistance, please feel free to contact the Commission. 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

^residents of ttie 
'ine Arls Museum 
Jbrary Commission, 
'lanning Commission, 
?ecfeation ond Park 
Commission 



)IRECTOR 
;iaire N. Isaacs 



In the meantime, we will look forward to an annoucement of the 
exhibition at some future date. 

Sincerely, 



Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



Mfissi 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, C A 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MEETING 

June 28, 1989 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee, which was an 
extension of the special meeting of June 26, 1989, was held on 
June 28, 1989 in the Main Library. The meeting was called to 
order by Chairman Healy at 3:15 p.m. with the purpose of 
interviewing candidates for the Kezar Stadium Design Team 
Project . 

Present : 

Anne Healy, Chair 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Commissioner 

Nancy Boas, Commissioner 

Tom Trumber, Dept. of Engineering 
Debra Learner, Recreation and Parks 
Regina Almaguer, S.F. Arts Commission 

Two candidates were Interviewed as possible candidates for the 
Kezar Stadium Design Team project. Mr. Trumber presented a 
brief summary of the project and explained that the artist's 
role would be to design the gates and metal grillwork relating 
to the stadium. Ms. Almaguer noted that the artist would also 
be required to provide technical research on the project. This 
research would include cost estimating, ensuring safety standards 
and code requirements, and providing information regarding the 
actual fabrication and installation of the work. It was noted 
that the artist could, if possible, fabricate the work as well, 
but Ms. Almaguer stated that for legal and logistical reasons 
the staff's preference would be to have the actual fabrication 
and installed subbed out by Department of Engineering. 

The first candidate to be interviewed was Ms. Canon Tolan. 
Ms. Tolan described her background in architecture and design 
and presented materials of various projects she had worked 
on. 



The second candidate was Mr. Phill Evans, who also presented 
information about his experience in working with metal sculpture 
and functional objects. 

Each candidate made an approximately one-half hour presentation, 
after which the Committee discussed their qualifications and 
experience. The Committee felt that both had much to offer in 
the way of design experience and technical know how. Nevertheless, 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MEETING/MINUTES 
JULY 28, 1989 
PAGE TWO 



the Committee decided to extend the search for an artist and requested that Ms. 
Almaguer continue to solicit slides and background information on other artists. 
The two candidates will be notified of the continuation of this project. 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 

ReginaJ Almaguer 

Curator, Art in Public Places 




ft Hyde SIreel 

!an Francisco. CA 94102 
I15 558M63 



V ISUAL ARTS COMM I TTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 1989 in the 
Commissioners Room on the third floor of the San Francisco 
Public Library, located on Larkin Street at McAllister. 
The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 



/AYOR 
\rt Agnos 



::oMMissioNri» 



/ernon Alley 
itanley Eichelbaurn 
Clm Fowler 
)anlel Genera 
\nne Heoly 
lohn Krlkcn 

\frtallri Mesa [Jains. Ph. 
Jfit Y 01<amoto 
Jodie Rosekrons 



iXOFriCIO MEMBERS 

^residents of the 
'ine Arts Museum 
Llbtory Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation ond Park 
Commission 



DIRECIOR 
Claire N, Isaacs 



/■ 



J 



II 



/■ 



/■ 



II 



AGENDA 

Special Presentation: Request for Co-Sponsorship of 1930 
Sculpture Exhibition, Concourse, Golden Gate Park (Claire 
Isaacs, Harry Parker, Steven Nash, Fine Arts Museum)) 

Art Enrichment: San Francisco Mental Health Facility 
Proposed concepts for artwork and selection procedures 
(Regina Almaguer, Phyllis Harding, SFGH , Mark Dorian, 
Bureau of Architecture) 

Art Enrichment: San Francisco Sanitary Fill Company 
Proposed concepts for artwork and selection procedures 
(Regina Almaguer, Jacqueline Tripp) 

Art Enrichment: Maria Alquilar Contract Modification 
Approval of new artwork for Louis Sutter Fieldhouse 
(Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Richmond Police Station 

Final concept for artwork and selection process 

(Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Sixth and Folsom Recreation Center 
Progress report on works by Martha Heavenston 

(Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: San Francisco Public Library 
Discussion of project and procedures to initiate design 
team competition (Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 
Discussion and status report (Regina Almaguer) 



IX. Old Business 



X. New Business 
XI. Adjournment 



Heetlng for Kezar 
,/Loan request for niebenkorn 
^arfleld Pool Sise Inspection 





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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, July 19, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABS ENT 



Anne Healy-Chair 
Nancy Boas 



Robert LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



STAFF PRESENT: Claire Isaacs 

Regina Almaguer 
Mol 1 y Lambert 
Debra Lehane 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 



Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elctieltxium 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Heaty 
Jotin Kriken 

Arralta Ivtesa-Balns. Pti.D. 
Ral Y, Okomoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
virtvTrnSklnr, I 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropriate ) . 

SU BJECTS/ADMINISTRATIV E DIRECTI V ES/DISCUSSION 

REQUEST FOR LOAN OF DIEBENKORN PAINTING 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation arxj Park 
Commbslon 



DIRECTOR 
Cblre N. Isaaa 



The Honolulu Academy has requested borrowing the painting 
by Richard Diebenkorn titled "Still Life with Letter". 
The schedule should not conflict with the exhibition at 
the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Debra Lehane was 
directed to check with the San Francisco Museum and if 
there is no problem permission was given to loan the 
pai nti ng . 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: GARFIELD POOL 



The mural which is being re-painted into the new 
construction areas of the Garfield pool is near 
completion and final site inspection needs to be 
scheduled. Debra Lehane was given authority by the 
committee to conduct the final site inspection on their 
behalf. Final payment was authorized to the Precita Eye 
Mural ists pending the final inspection. 

III. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: HARRY PARKER/SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 




Harry Parker, Director of the Fine Arts Museum and Stephen 
Nash, Chief Curator for the Fine Arts Museum presented to 
the commissioners the concept of an outdoor sculpture 
exhibition in the Music Concourse area of Golden Gate Park 
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III. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: HARRY PARKER cont. 

in 1991 from May to October. Support has been secured 
from the Asian Art Museum, Academy of Sciences, San 
Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Recreation and Park 
Department. A citizens group for support will also be 
formed. The Fine Arts Museums is assuming financial 
responsibility for the exhibition and is requesting that 
the Arts Commission also be listed as a Co-Sponsor. The 
role of the sponsor is that of moral support. Mr. Nash 
discussed the intended content of the exhibition of 
approximately twenty five pieces which has not yet been 
determined to be placed through out the concourse area. 
Ways in which the Commission could add to the exhibition 
were discussed including Youth Festival focus, County Fair 
exposure, decent tours, etc. To prepare for the potential 
problems which could be involved with the outdoor 
exhibition, the Museum intends to install a large Rickey 
sculpture this fall in front of the Museum building. This 
will test security, graffiti problems and liability 
issues. Commissioner Healy offered her assistance with 
the project. Motion to Co Sponsor the exhibit was moved 
and passed. Following the presentation, Commissioner 
Healy asked Director Isaacs questions concerning this 
years festival. Commissioner Healy asked for information 
and offered assistance. 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: MARIA ALGUILAR 

I 

Regina Almaguer informed the commissioners that Maria 
Alguilar has offered to exchange a new work for the 
unacceptable work commissioned. The new work is titled 
"Sink Hole at Night" , acrylic on masonite and measures 4 
X 5'. The Commissioners moved to accept. 



ART ENRICHMENT: MARTHA HEAVENSTON 

Regina Almaguer asked for a motion of final payment 
pending inspection for the work being completed by Martha 
Heavenston for the 6th and Folsom Playground which was 
approved . 



VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

Commissioner Healy noted that the committee had not been 
approving minutes of previous meetings and requested that 
minutes be routinely approved in the future. Minutes from 
the regular meeting of June 21st and the minutes from the 
special meetings of June 26th and 28th were then approved. 

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VII. ART ENRICHMENT: SANITARY FILL 

Former commissioner Jo Hanson introduced a project which 
is being funded by the City for Sanitary Fill. Uniquely, 
our City Charter charters a relationship with a private 
company in waste management and therefore, the City pays 
for certain of the functions of waste management under the 
juridiction of the CAO's office. The location of the site 
being discussed is just off the first Candlestick off ramp 
on the west side. The Sanitary Fill company would like 
the Art Enrichment project to be an educational video. 
They would also like to establish a Waste Flow Museum. 
Phase I of the project is $350,000.00 which allows for 
$6,000.00 in Art Enrichment funds and Sanitary Fill Co. 
has offered to match with additional funds. Ms. Hanson 
is also encouraging the Santitary Fill CO. to sponsor an 
"Artist in Residence" program. The concept was well 
received and a motion to accept the concept was passed. 
Jo Hanson will research and recommend an artist(s) for the 
project. 



Commissioner Boas departed the meeting at this time. 



VIII. ART ENRICHMENT: MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY 

San Francisco General Hospital is building a new mental 
health facility. The budget is $350,000.00 for the Art 
Enrichment. A meeting with Phyllis Harding brought ideas 
from the hospital staff for the program. The facility 
will hopefully incorporate gallery space in its design. 
Art therapy will definitely be part of the program. 
Possible directions could include the purchase of a 
colorful piece for the lobby, to have a mural ist work 
with clients for a specific wall piece, cut out pieces for 
the gym area and an outdoor area with furniture 
possibilities or game boards. There is also a grotto 
area which can be considered. A history of the grotto 
area is being prepared which was of interest to 
Commissioner Healy. The hospital staff will advise on the 
project because of problems which their patients may have 
and of which the artists should be aware. The funds are 
being held by the Board of Supervisors and the art budget 
must be justified. Director Isaacs volunteered to go with 
Ms. Almaguer to the Finance Committee meeting of the Board 
to lobby in support of the art program as part of the 
therapy of the facility. It represents a different 
direction for the Art Enrichment program. The concepts as 
discussed were approved and Ms. Almaguer will meet with 
the architects and hospital staff. 



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IX. ART ENRICHMENT: RICHMOND POLICE STATION 

Areas for the stained glass was discussed by Regina 
Almaguer. It was decided to pursue the concept of 
stained glass for the two transom areas and the skylight. 
It was determined to have an open competition to find an 
artist for the approximate project budget of $30,000.00. 
The goal is to have the stain glass incorporated into the 
building contractor's plans. 

X. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Regina Almaguer gave a status report on the library. The 
city has not yet signed a contract with the architect for 
the project, therefore, it is premature for Ms. Almaguer 
to meet with the architects to discuss the art enrichment 
program. Ms. Almaguer indicated that she would research 
ideas of artist on teams verses selected artists for sites 
as was done at MIT. Both the Civic Design Committee and 
the Visual Arts Committee will be reviewing the project. 

Debra Lehane was asked to draft a letter from the Visual 
Arts Committee to the Asian Art Museum for discussion of 
the murals which are in the present library building. 

XI. ART ENRICHMENT: PATRICIA JOHANSON/SUNNYDALE 

The Arts Commission is still waiting for the report from 
the Army Core of Engineer, however, they will not be 
addressing the art portion since it has been withdrawn. 
The artist should be brought out from New York the 
second week of August with money which has been transfered 
from Clean Water. A memo from Jill Manton reviewing the 
project was mentioned. Regina Almaguer was asked to draft 
a letter from the Visual Arts Committee for Commissioner 
Healy's signature to Clean Water asking them 1. to have 
the artist meet with them, 2. to keep the Visual Arts 
Committee informed, 3. to have them support the project so 
that the problem is not repeated, 4. and offering the 
Arts Commission's assistance. Commissioner Healy was 
encouraged by Director Isaacs to get more involved in the 
project when the artist is here and to meet with Clean 
Water at that time. 

<II. NEW BUSINESS: 

Commissioner Healy asked for information on the Arts 
Festival and for a history of the Arts Festivals with a 
focus on the most recent festivals. Debra Lehane 
volunteered to assemble that information. 

A meeting for reviewing artists for Kezar was tenatively 
set for sometime late the next following week around 
July 26-29. 
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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/July 19. 1989/Page 5 



REPORTS AtlD ORDER S 

1. ORDERED: Motion to lend the painting by Richard 

Diebenkorn titled "Still Life with Letter" 
to the exhibition at the Honolulu Academy 
Setvtemher 19 - October 29, 1989. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to approve final payment to the 

Precita Eye Mural ist pending site inspection 
by Arts Commission Staff. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. C)RDERED: Motion to accept invitation from the Fine 

Arts Museums to Co-sponsor 1991 Outdoor 
SculptAire Exhibition in the Music Concourse 
of Golden Gate Park. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to accept work by Maria Alguilar 

titled "Sink Hole at Night", acrylic on 
masonite, 4 x 5' in lieu of commissioned 
work for Louis Sutter Fieldhouse. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Motion to approve final payment to Martha 

Heavenston for ceramic pieces completed at 
6th and folsom Playground pending inspection. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Motion to approve concept of video artist foi 

Sanitary Fill Art Enrichment project. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was 
adjourned at 5:00 PM . 



Respectfully submitted, 

lietji a I ehnne 
Collections Manager 



MISSION RECREATION CENTER 
MURAL DESIGN CONCEPT 
BETSIE MILLER-KUSZ 



This design is for a 1200 sq.ft. mural for the auditorium lobby area 
of the Mission Recreation Center. This recently remodeled facility is 
used largely by Spanish-speaking residents of the neighborhood, so I 
wanted a Mexican/Indian motif as its foundation. I feel that the Mayan 
and Aztec designs have been used over and over in the murals of the Mission 
District, so I turned instead to these figures from San Pablito, given 
to me as gifts by artists in Mexico. 

The figures, cut from a folded, handmade paper of bark, are called amate 
figures. They are used by the Otomi Indians in curing, purification, 
fertility and rain rituals, which date to pre-Columbian times. The figures 
represent spirits of all the crops, humans, the local deity of the mountain, 
and messengers and helpers. Offerings are made to the life-force of the 
seeds, hearth and water, using these figures. Specifically, in the mural 
design, these are the meanings of the amate figures, starting at the entrance 
to the auditorium: 
^^ 1. Spirit of the Tree of Life. Over the figurine's head is an arch of 
leaves and branches,; attached to the arms are newborn infants, while jaguars 
are attached to the sides. This figure is used as a protector for a newly 
built house, to bring good fortune. 

2. Bed and Vessel of this spirit, used as a base and to call to the 
protector . 

3. Goddess of childbirth, protector of women. 

U. Animal spirits - quetzal bird and coyote, widely found throughout 
Latin America. 

5. Orange and Papaya leaves, stylized essence of the spirit of these 
plants . 

6. Animal spirits of coyote and serpent, again found widely. 

7. Little Bird of the Mountain - messenger spirit with a small companion 
bird. 

8. Jaguars - sacred animals throught Latin America. 

9. Spirit of the Corn Plant. 
10. Sun Figure. 

^ - ■'I. Bird of Paradise, with an elaborate headdress containing the Child 
^■^^the Mountain. 

12. Spirit of the Banana Plant. 

13. Sun figure (folded) 






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^- lA. Child of the Mountain (repeated small figure in circular cut-out) 

*^'~ 15. Spirit of the Hearth. 

16. Little Bird (folded) - helper who guards over people. 

17. Eagle and Serpent - animals found throughout the Indian mythology. 

18. Small Tree of Life figure, another version. 

All of these amate figures are used to establish a harmony and balance 
between human and the forces of nature. I have used no figures which could be 
interpreted (or used) as evil, in the mural design concept. The ceremonial 
placement is to use or hang them in the house, on walls or altars, so they 
seem especially appropriate for these walls. 

I have also included a stylized male and female figure from my own 
work, which has been profoundly influenced by pre-Columbian elements, and 
symbols of the sun and moon. The colors are meant to unify all the doorways 
and windows of this foyer area, which presents a rather visually choppy 
wall space. The angles used throughout are meant to give a very Indian feeling 
to the design, in orientation and direction. 

The mural will be painted with the help of participants from the 
^8'..*osion Rec Center, where I have taught painting classes for 2^ years. The 

mural is expected to take 3-A months to complete, including anti-graf itti varnisf 



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References 



Dow, James, The Shaman' s Touch : Otomi Indian Sy mbolic Healing , University 
of Utah Press, 1986 

Lannick, William, Paper Figures and Folk Medicine Among the San Pablito 
Otomi , Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, 1969 

Pettit, Flornce Harvey, Mexica n Folk Toys , Festival Decorations and Ritual Objects 
Hastings House, 1978 

Sayer, Chloe, Craft s of Mexico, Doubleday, 1977 

Toor, Frances, A Treasury of Mexican Folkways , Crown Publishers, 1947 

Sandstrom, Alan, Traditional Curing and Crop Fertility Rituals Among Otomi 
Indians of the Sierra de Puebla , Mexico , Indiana University 
Museum, 1981 



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MAYOR 
Art AgrxM 



COMIvllSSIONEIJS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 
JULY 27, 1989 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Conunittee was held on 
July 27, 1989 in the Lurie Room of the Main Library. 
The meeting was held to review slides of artists' work in 
consideration of the Kezar Stadium Art in Public Places 
project , 



Vernon AOey 

Stonley Elchelbaum 

Kirn fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Mealy 

Jotin Kriken 

Amalla Mosa-Balns, Ph.D. 

Ral Y, Okamolo 

Dodio fJosekrarvs 

Sartxira Sklar 



Present at the meeting were: 

Anne Healy, Chair, Visual Arts Committee 

Regina Almaguer, Curator, Art in Public Places 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Parks Department 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Shannon Maloney, Project Manager, Dept. of Engineering 

Tom Trimbur, Project Coordinator, Dept. of Engineering 



Prosldonis of Itie 
Fine All! Museunn 
Library CommUjlon. 
Plannhg Connmlssion, 
Recreation and Park 
Corrvnlsslon 



The Committee was convened to review slides of work by 
eight artists or artists teams in consideration of the 
public art program at Kezar Stadium. This was the second 
slide review process for this project. The artists 
reviewed were: Robert Owings , E.A. Chase, Stephen Bondi, 
Joseph Fairais, Alan Fleming, Lucia Fames, Patricia 
Ravarra/Jerzy Jucha, and Michael Bondi. Resumes and 
supporting materials were provided to the Coimiiittee 
for their consideration. 




After review and discussion, it was suggested that Michael 
Bondi and Alan Fleming would be asked to interview with 
the full Visual Arts Committee. As there was no quorum, 
no vote was taken. Still under consideration are 
Phlll Evans and Canon Tolan. 



The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 
Submit ted (\y Regina Ai^iiaguer 




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ArtAgnos 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



COt^MISSIONERS 



Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vemon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fc^«^e^ 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amallo Mejo-Bolns. Pti.D. 

Ral Y. Okamolo 

Dodie Rosek/ans 

Bartwra Sklar 



Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubrary Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commlsskjn 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Conunittee of the San 
Francisco Arts Commission will be held on thursday, July 27, 1989 
at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Lurie Room of the 
Main Library. 



1. 



Slide review and presentation of artists' materials in 
consideration of the Art in Public Places Program for 
Kezar Stadium. 

Discussion of submitted materials and recommendation for 
project artist. 



DIRECTOR 
Ckiire N. Isaacs 



III. Adjournment 





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MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert r. LaRocca 
President 

Money Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchellxium 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

Jotin Kril<en 

Amalla Meso-Balrs, PtvD. 

Ral Y. Ol<amoto 

Dodle Itosekrons 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttio 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreolion and Pari< 
Corrtmission 



DIRECIOR 
Ciolre N, Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1989 

3:30 p.m. LURIE ROOM, MAIN LIBRARY 



I. Interview with applicants for the Kezar Stadium 
Art Enrichment Project 

II. Review and discussion of finalists and recommendation for 
artist participation 

III. Adjournment 





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MAYOR 
Art Agnoa 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
SPECIAL MEETING 



COMMISSIONEIJS 



August 3, 1989 



Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

DarTlel Ger-iera 

Anno t^lealy 

Jotin Krlkon 

Arrxilta Mesa Oalro. PIvD. 

Rcl Y. Okorrwlo 

Dodle Rosekranj 



EX OFFICIO MEIvlMDS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Afts Museum 
Ubrory CommlMlon, 
Planning Connmlsslon, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Thursday, August 3, 1989 in the Lurie Room of the Main 
Library. The meeting was called to order by Chair Anne 
Healy at 3:45 p.m. 

Present at the meeting were: 

Anne Healy, Chair, Visual Arts 
Commissioner Robert La Rocca 
Coimnissioner Nancy Boas 
Regina Almaguer, Curator, APP 
Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 
Shannon Maloney, Project Manager, UoE 
Tom Trimbur, Project Coordinator, DoE 
Deborah Learner, Rec and Park Commission 



DIRECIOR 
Clolre N. Isaacs 



A meeting was held to interview two artists for the Kezar Stadium 
Public Art Project. The two artists were Michael Bondi and Alan 
Fleming. Resumes and supporting materials were provided to the 
Committee. 




The Committee members asked each artist about his experience, 
background, and Interest in the project. Both had design 
experience and various experience in working specifically witli 
metals. Mr. Trimber presented the drawings for Kezar and 
explained the project parameters to each of the artists. 

After each interview, it was suggested that eacli artist present 
a maquette proposal, as both artists were felt to be very highly 
qualified for the project. Each artist will be asked to present 
a proposal which, at tlie minimum, will include an elevational 
drawing, an estimated figure for the design of the proposed 
artwork, and designs fur both the grillwork and the gates. 
The Committee requested that the designs be available by 
August 16, 1989, at the next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 



Visii.il ArL.q C'.oiiiniJ LLee 
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MoLioii: To request proposals for the gates and griliwork areas at Kezar Stadium 
froui artists Michael liondi and Alan Fleming, and to authorize a design 
loo in the amount of $1500 for eacli artist. 

Motion by: tloiiuiiiss loner l.a Kocca 

Second: Nancy Boas 

Roll Call: Unanimous approval 



With liiisiiiess concluded tlie niee tin, adjourned at 5:15 p . iii 
Suhiii i L I ed( liy Keglna '/ulmaguer 





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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 1989 in the 
Commissioners Room on the third floor of the San Francisco 
Public Library, located on Larkin Street at McAllister. 
The meeting will take place at 2:00 PM . 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMESl ONERS 



Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vemon Aley 

Stanley Elctvslbaum 

KImFowlef 

Dontel Genera 

AnneHeoty 

John Krlken 

Amaila Majo-Bolni. Ph.D. 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS V I I 

PreskJents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Ptannhg Commission. 
Recreation and ParVy III 
Corrvnlsslon 



DIRECTOR 
Cidre N, baocs 



AGENDA 

I. Approval of Minutes: July 19, July 27, August 3, 1989 

II. Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium 

Review of artists proposals Michael Bondi and Alan 
Flemming (Regina Almaguer) 

III. Collections: Proposed gift to the Collection 
Robert Strand (Debra Lehane ) 

IV. Design Approval /Mural s : Design approval for mural by 
Emanuel Montoya for the Oak Street Fire House 

V. Arts Commission Gallery: Exhibition concept, selected 

artists, discussion and symposium approval (Anne Meissner 

Arts Commission Gallery: Budget (Anne Meissner) 

Art Enrichment: Request for waiver of Art Enrichment 
projects at Folsom and Juniper Serra Fieldhouses (Regnna 
Almaguer ) 

Visual Arts Programs: Budgets (Claire Isaacs, Regina 
Almaguer, Debra Lehane) 

IX. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 
Status Report (Claire Isaacs) 



Old Business: Richard Haas Mural Grant Proposal 
(Claire Isaacs) 



XI 
XII 



New Business 
Adjournment 




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VISUAL ARTS C OMMI TTEE MEETING MINUTES 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, August 16, 1989 at 2:25 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MAYO? 
ArtAgno* 



COMMISaONERS 



Anne Healy - Chair 

Bob LaRocca 

Nancy Boas (arr. 2:33) 

Amalia Mesa-Bains (arr. 3.17) 



STAFF PRESENT 



Regina Almaguer 
Debra Lehane 
CI ai re Isaacs 



Nancy Boos 
Vice PfesWent 

Vemon Aley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

KlmFowter 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Heaty 

John Kriken 

Amalla Meso-Balne, Pti.D. 

R"i Y. Okamoto 



There being a quorum, 
formal business. 



the Committee proceeded to its 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents o( the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Cidre N. boocs 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropriate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMIN IST RATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes from the July 19, July 27 and August 3 
meetings were approved in a motion by Bob LaRocca. 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: KEZAR STADIUM GATE/FENCE PROPOSALS 

Michael Bondi presented his design and maquette for the 

gates and grill work at Kezar Stadium. 

Alan Fleming presented two designs and maquettes for the 

gates and grill work at Kezar Stadium. 

Further discussion of the proposals was scheduled for a 

special meeting on Monday, August 21, at 9 AM. 



III. PROPOSED GIFT TO THE COLLECTION 




Permission was asked by Mr. Strand to film his 
presentation to the Committee for a video on the public 
art process. Permission was granted by Commissioner Bob 
LaRocca. Randy Moss, architect, was introduced by Mr. 
Strand. Mr. Robert Strand, then proposed to give to the 
city a series of nine columns made from I-beams and 
industrial materials for placement. Although his 
proposal was not limited to the following concept, his 
suggestion was to offer the works to the nine police 
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precincts in the different city neighborhoods vn th the 
exception of the Hall of Justice. In lieu of the Hall of 
Justice, the work could be placed at the Police Academy. 
A video and maquette was viewed by the committee. The 
artist requested that he maintain control of the pieces in 
regards to site selection and color. Private sponsors 
would cover the costs of the scuptures. Installation 
costs would have to be raised or included in project 
budgets. An invitation to view the pieces at Pier 70 was 
extended to the Committee. The Committee thanked the 
artist for his presentation and advised him that they 
would consider his offer and inform him of their 
deci s i on . 

[V. ART ENRICHMENT: WAIVER OF ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS 

Regina Almaguer asked that the art enrichment for the 
Fulton and Juniper Serra Fieldhouses be waived. The 
amount of funds available for art enrichment would not 
provide adequate administrative costs for the program. 
Bob LaRocca so moved, it was seconded and approved. 

V. VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMS: BUDGETS 

Director Claire Isaacs, explained the general budgeting of 
programs. Regina Almaguer presented the Art in Public 
Places Program budget requests from the Public Art Fund 
I (see attached). The Commissioners recommended that the 
photography budget be increased to $2,000.00. As part of 
the discussion. Commissioner Mesa-Bains asked if the 
Commission kept tract; of artist in residence programs. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains also asked for an explanation of 
the budget process as it relates to the Mayor's cuts, how 
restrictive the budget was in implementing new projects, 
and general budget information. Director Isaacs, 
explained the annual General Fund budget verses the Public 
Art Fund and the procedures involved in use of the money 
available. Commissioner Mesa-Bains expressed her 
frustration in the approving of budgets for programs when 
the full commission has not yet set goals, but appreciated 
the need for programs to continue functioning. The roll 
of the committee to approve the concepts of the budget was 
defined and specific items discussed i.e. conservation of 
the Airport's Art Collection. The Art in Public Places 
Program request was approved. Commi ssiorier Boas requested 
that more slide reference materials be collected. 
Commissioner 

Mealy offered to assist with slides which she would copy 
for Arts Commission use. 

Debra Lehane pre.-jented the budget requests for the City's 
Art Collection (see attached). The possibility of 
combining conservation needs for the Airport Collection 
a and the San Francisco General Hospital Collection might 



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cont . 

make a grant more appealing. She assured the Committee 
that the staff was always seeking ways to meet the needs 
of the collection. Again the issue of what is "the 
collection" and the need for policy in the area of 
acquisitTon and deaccessioni ng of items was discussed. In 
preparation of cataloguing the collection the best 
software package for the Commission's Collection 
Management Program must be decided. The Museum Computer 
Network Conference in Chicago this October has been 
suggested as the place to shop for such a package. The 
Commissioners supported the request to send Ms. Lehane to 
the conference. Once the software has been selected, the 
Commission can then actively seek donated equipment for 
the program. Ms. Lehane also indicated that in future 
budgets, she would like to have a line item for Intern 
Stipends. Her program relys heavily on interns and many 
interns choose a paying internship over one for credit 
only. The program budgets were approved by the Committee. 

ART ENRICHMENT: SUNNYDALE UPDATE 

The National Endowment for the Arts has rejected the 
Commission's grant request for the Sunnydale Art 
Enrichment Program. The reasons for denial as understood 
by Director Isaacs were discussed. She indicated that the 
NEA has not discouraged the Commission from reapplying. 
Cleanwater has forwarded additional funds to the 
Commission for the artist to redesign. The Committee 
instructed Director Isaacs to take the grant request to 
Finance Committee. Commissioner Healy suggested less 
emptiasis on the travel costs, but more on the fabrication. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains suggested to stress public 
importance and environmental issues. Both Commissioners 
offered to read the grant application. 

SPECIAL PROJECT: RICHARD HAAS MURAL 

The history of the Richard Haas Mural Project was 
presented by Director Isaacs. The National Endowment for 
the Arts is asking whether the project will go forward. 
The NEA would like to have funds freed. The Committee 
felt that it was the wrong piece for the wrong place at 
the wrong time. A motion to relinquish our involvement 
with the NEA grant was moved and approved. 

ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: EXHIBITION APPROVAL 

Gallery Director Anne Meissner presented to the Committee 
an exhibition proposal dealing with censorship and the 
arts, in responds to recent news concerning the NEA and 
censorship. The Commissioners expressed a great deal of 
enthusiasm for the exhibition. The exhibition concept for 
"What's Wrong with this Picture", a discussion and 



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cont . 

symposium in connection to the exhibition were all 
approved by the Committee. 

ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: BUDGET REQUESTS 

Gallery Director Anne Meissner listed some of the money 
which has been successfully raised for the gallery from 
outside sources. To support the gallerie's overhead, she 
is requesting $20,000.00 from the Public Art Fund. The 
motion was approved by the Committee. 

OLD BUSINESS: 

The Committee continiied discussion of the Robert Strand 
Proposal. Without a better overview of the "collection" 
the Committee decided to take a very conservation approach 
to the acceptance of gifts and declined the offer from 
Robert Strand. Debra Lehane was asked to draft a letter 
of rejection to the sculptor. 

NEW BUSINESS: 

There was no new business. 

REPORTS A ND ORD ERS 

1. ORDERED: Motion to waive the Art Enrichment for the 

Fulton and Juniper Serra Fieldhouses. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to approve Visual Arts Program 

Budget requests from the Public Art Fund. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to relinquish Arts Commission 

involvement in the Richard Haas NEA Grant. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to approve the exhibition concept 

"What's Wrong with this Picture", the 
proposed discussion and symposium. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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cont . 

5. ORDERED: Motion to approve the Arts Commission 

Gallery Budget request from the Public 

Art Fund. 

Motion: Nancy Boas 

Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:50 PM . 



Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehatie 
Collections Manager 



August 10, 1989 

To: Claire Isaacs 

From: Regina Almaguer 

Re: Request for Information on 1989/90 Budget Request 



Claire; 

The following is a response to your inquiry of 8/9/89 
regarding the proposed budget for the Art in Public Places 
Program in 1989/90. 



1. Photodocumentation: $1,500 . This figure basically follows 
last year's allocation in the sam£amount. With the $1500 
allocation, we were able to document 15-20 public art projects. 
This figure includes all supplies and materials, the photographer's 
fees, slide reproduction (approximately 6-8 slides of each work) 
and slide labelling (which can now be processed automatically 

for a small additional fee during slide duplication). 

2. Printing: $5,000 . As you know, we have not printed a 
brochure on the Art in Public Places Program for over 5 years. 
The earlier brochure is out-of-date and should be revised. 
Additionally, we would like to print a more professional 
brochure, in a heavier weight, and with several black and white 
photographs of recently completed on in-process works. We 
need a brochure not only as an informational source but also 

a tool for publicity and promotion. As vou know, there Is 
no p.r. budget allocated for the public art program and as a 
consequence there are still many artists, city officials, 
arts commislsons, museums and universities who are not 
aware of our program. This brochure would not only document 
new projects but could be used as an informational update to 
be sent to other arts commmissions , city agencies, etc. 

3. Symposia/Travel Expenses: $6,000 . This figure was to Include 
attendance by two program curators at up to 4 conferences 
during this fiscal year. The National Public Art Conference 
will be held in 1989; this follows the national conference 
held in Seattle in 1985 and Philadelphia in 1987. Additionally, 

other conferences or symposia may be announced which may 
be of particular interest to our current and proejcted projects. 
I am thinking here of new, major projects with special needs, 
such as the Art in Transit program, the new main Library, and 
the Mental Healtli Facility. In addition, if the Airport is 
going to expand, it may be worthwhile to visit other Airports 
to view their Master Plans for artwork (such as Miami-Dade). 



Maintenance and Conservation: $5,000 . This figure was intended 
primarily for tlie Airport program. Although we received $10,000 
from the Airport In 1987, these monies have been almost completely 
expended. It may be possible to request additional funds from the 
the Airport, but I believe they will expect us to contribute a partial 
amount as well. In addition, there are several granting sources 
whom we may want to approach for matching funds, such as the NEA or 
the Getty Conservation Fund. These institutions both require matching 
funds. Of course, if the $5,000 is not utilized for the Airport 
program, there are always other projects which may require maintenance 
and or conservation work. 

This request does not overlap with Debra's as the Collections Management 
Program is a separate one and usually the fees which Debra receives 
are used for projects other than the public art projects (such as 
historic monuments, festival pieces, etc). 



Thank you for your attention to this matter. If 1 can provide you 
with additional information, please advise. 



-» ; 15, 1989 



TO 



Visual Arts Committee 
FROM: Debra Lehane 
Rli: Budget Request / Collections Management 

The following Is the budget request for the Collections Department: 

Matting/Framing $2,000.00 

Every year we receive some gifts which need to framed before they can be put on 
loan to the city offices. We also have works which need to be framed which are 
part of the Labaudt Collection. Finally we also repair some frames so that they 
can be returned to tlie offices. A budget of $2,000.00 will accommodate between 
12-24 works in a year. 

Transportation/ Installation $2,000.00 

Small works are not a problem to transport, but large paintings do require special 
handling. I have found that most large departments do not have transportation which 
will safely move our larger paintings. Just moving large paintings for conservation 
requires proper equipment. It is during transportation that paintings are the most 
"iilnprable and at greatest risk. We also have situations where works require 
Wtw installation for security reasons which go beyond staff capabilities or the 

work may weigh more than staff and an intern can handle and additional help is 
required. 

Photography $2,000.00 

There are many gaps in the photo documentation of our collection. As our collection 
becomes better known we are asked to provide photographs for reproduction. We also 
have to document our conservation projects on an ongoing basis. 

Conservation $4,500.00 

This figure is divided into two categories: $2,000.00 General 

The General Budget figure deals with collection priorities as they occur. If a 

work has been damaged or if a work is of value, but rleeds treatment due to normal 

wear and tear, this budget item will cover those needs. 

The second category is in the amount of: $2,500.00 Special 

111 Is year I would like to liave the two babaudt nudes cleaned and repaired. ilie 

canvases are dirty and , liave pulls in tlie corners. This will allow us to slowly 

continue improving Llie Labaudt CoilecLion. 

Special Equipment $ 900.00 

We need to purchase a Protlmeter IJulldlng Survey Kit Mark 1 wlilcli would allow us 
to monitor the frescos In the city for Moisture and salts. Tlie Motlier's Building 
^^ixlnlly needs to be monitored to see if the protective wall is having a positive 
n the amount of moisture penetrating the murals. It will also help us in 
il[ig the monitoring of the Ueacli Chalet and Coit Tower. 



Lee Lions IJudget couL. 



Computerization of the Collection/Inventory 

In preparation for computerization of the collection, I am asking to attend 
the Museum Computer Network conference in Chicago to review software programs 
with the intention of making a specific recomendation for Collection Management.* 
By knowing what we want in software, we can then anticipate the hardware needed 
to run the program. In future budgets, we may find that we will need to budget 
for computerization and the inventory. 

*Travel requests will be handled through administrative funds. 



Intern Stipend 



Budget Sunmiary: 

Mat ting/ framing 
Transportation/ Installation 

Conservation 
Special Equipment 



$2,000.U0 
$2,000.00 
$2,000,00 
$4,500.00 
$ 900.00 



Computer /Inventory 



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$11,400.00 Total Request 



Prepared by Debra Lehane 
June ly, 1989 




45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

Son Francisco, C A 94 102 

415 5583463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

SPECIAL MEETING 

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1989 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnoj 



COMMISSIONERS 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Monday, August 21, 1989 at 45 Hyde Street, Room 319. The 
meeting was called to order by Chairperson Anne Healy at 
9:05 a.m. 

Present : 



Vetnon Aley 

Stanley Bctiellxium 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

AmeHeoly 

John Kriken 

Amoita Mesa-BalrTS, Pti.D. 

Ral Y Okamoto 

J^gdle Rosekrans 



Anne Healy, Chair 
Robert La Rocca, SFAC 
Nancy Boas, SFAC 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, SFAC 
Deborah Learner, Rec & Park 
Shannon Maloney, BOE 
Tom Trumber, BOE 
Reglna Almaguer, SFAC 
Debra Lehane , SFAC 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubrary Corrimlsslon. 
Plannhg Commission, 
Recreation and Pork 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Ck:ire N. Isaacs 



The Committee convened to discuss the two proposals for 
Kezar Stadium as submitted by Michael Bondi and Alan Fleming. 



Deborah Learner express 
Park (who had been pres 
August 18) with Alan Fl 
concerns were with the 
considered too lightwei 
They also had concerns 
of powder coating for t 
has proven inefficient 
projects. There was al 
and safety capacity of 



ed a concern on the part of Rec and 
ented with the designs on Friday, 
emin'Is design. The Commission's 
gauge of the metals, which they 
ght for the function of the gates, 
regarding Fleming's proposed use 
he surface color as this material 
and hard to maintain on past Park 
so a concern for the structural 
the gates in general. 



Ms. Maloney expressed similar concerns as those presented by 
Ms. Learner. In addition, Ms. Maloney felt that Mr. Fleming's 
proposed budget was not adequate to cover the costs of the 
project as presented. 




Commissioner Boas stated her preference for Alan Fleming's work 
and suggested that otiier artists sliould be contacted to submit 
slides in consideration of this project. Ms. Almaguer will 
contact CCAC Metal Dept. to inquire about artists whose work 
may be appropriate to this project. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
AUGUST 21, 1989 
PAGE TWO 



Commissioner Mesa-Bains also stated her preference for Mr. Fleming's design. 

Commissioner Healy stated that both presentations had pros and cons. She 
felt that Mr. Fleming's proposal was more artistic but expressed concerns 
similar to those expressed by Ms. Learner and Ms. Maloney. Commissioner 
Healy also stated that time was running short on the project and that a 
decision should be made as quickly as possible in order to conform to the 
construction schedule of the overall project. 

Commissioner La Rocca expressed a preference for Mr. Bondi's work, stating that 
it was more attuned to the park setting of the Stadium than Mr. Fleming's 
proposal. He also expressed doubt as to whether Mr. Fleming's proposal met 
all safety requirements and whether it could be fabricated and installed 
within budget. 

After discussion, the Committee determined that each artist should be 
contacted and asked to either resubmit or modify the design. Mr. Bondi will 
be given the option of preparing a new design maquette. Mr. Fleming will be 
asked to submit a revised design with the following information: 

to-scale model and drawing 

submission of exact materials to be used 

refinement of structural and safety concerns, to be discussed with BoE and 

Rec Park 
^^^ iling of centering of vertical elements 
^^^eLonsideration of surface to use a material other than powder coating 

reconsideration of fabricators and assistants 

provision of a more realistic cost estimate for proposal 

It was agreed that the next meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. at 45 Hyde 
Street, Second Floor. Mr. Fleming and Mr. Bondi will be asked to make their 
revised presentations at that time. 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m. 



Regina Almaguer 
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VIS UAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SPE CIAL MEETING 



MONDA/, AUGUST 28, 1989 
3:00 PM 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocco 
President 

Nancy Boos 
Vice F^esldent 

Vemon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowier 

Daniel Genera I 

Anne Mealy 

John Krlken 

Amoita Meso-Sai™, PhD. 

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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Piesldenfs of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubfory Commlislon, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation ond PatV 
Commission 



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45 HYDE STREET, SECOND FLOOR 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Monday August 28, 1989 in the second floor 
conference room, 45 Hyde Street. The meeting will take 
place at 3:00 PM . 

A _G E N P A 

Approval of minutes from August 16 and August 21, 1989 

Review of proposal for Kezar Stadium 

A. Alan Fleming 

B. Michael Bondi 

Acceptance of Works from 1989 Arts Festival ( Debra 
Lehane ) 

Grant Proposal to Fleischacker Foundation for PPIE Murals 
(Commissioner Boas) 

Adjournment 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N, Isoacs 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
AUGUST 28, 1989 



MINUTES 



MAYC« 
ArtAgncM 



COMMISSIONErS 

Robert F. Lal?occa 
President 



Vernon ADey 

Stanley Elctielbaum 

KlmFcwler 

DonJel Genera 

AmeHealy 

John Kriken 

Amallo Mesa-Salns, Pti.D. 

Rd Y, Okamoto 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubrory Comnnisjlon. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Part< 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Ck^re N. tiaaa 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Monday August 28, 1989 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting was 
held at the Bureau of Engineering, 45 Hyde Street, Second 
Floor. 

Present : 

Coiranissioner Anne Healy, Chair 
Commissioner Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Commissioner Robert La Rocca 
Commissioner Nancy Boas 

Ms. Shannon Maloney, Project Manager 

Mr. Tom Trumber, Project Coordinator 

Mr. Jim Lucey, Recreation and Park Dept. 

Ms. Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Dept. 

Ms. Regina Almaguer, Arts Commission Curator 

Ms. Deborah Lehane, Arts Commission Registrar 

Mr. Alan Fleming 
Mr. Michael Bondi 



I . Approval of Minutes 

The Committee approved the Minutes of the Visual Arts 
Committee from August 21 and August 16, 1989. 



II . Kezar Stadium Art Enrichment Review 

The Committee discussed the Art Enrichment Program for Kezar 
Stadium. Artists Alan Fleming and Michael Bondl each made 
presentations of their final proposals for this project. 




Mr. Fleming presented the modified proposal for the gatework, 
having responded to the Committee's earlier concerns regarding 
the design and specifications. Mr. Fleming presented a half- 
scale model and indicated that the gauge of the metal would 
be increased to 1" with a 2' x 2" frame. Spacing would be 
4" on center with no gaps being wider than 6". Mr. Fleming 
stated that the surface could be galvanized or could have two 
layers of epoxy latex coating over a zinc primer. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 

AUGUST 28, 1989 



Mr. Lucey expressed a concern for the use of hollow tubing, stating that it has 
a tendency to rust. He stated a preference for solid tubing. 

Ms. Maloney stated that when a metal surface is galvanized, the paint often does 
not stick to it, thereby creating a maintenance problem as well as unsightliness. 

Mr. Fleming noted that he had shown his proposal to two or three fabricators all 
of whom showed an interest in the project and who felt that it could be done 
within budget. 

Mr. Lucey noted several issues which concerned the Recreation and Parks Dept. 
These are: safety and liability, security, and maintenance. He stated that 
whatever design was accepted diould address these issues. Mr. Lucey further 
stated that he would be willing to work with the selected artist to give 
input regarding these issues and any other aspect of the project which might 
have an impact on Rec and Park. 

Mr. Bondi presented his proposal as well as three new proposals. The first 
new proposal was similar to the original, but included metal "banners" and a 
slight change in the design of the ribbon. The otlier two proposals were more 
geometric and hard-edged, and included triangular shapes on the lower edge which 
reflect the patterns on tlie pavement. 

The Committee discussed the two proposals at length, stating the pros and cons 
•proposal. Deborah Learner and Jim Lucey reiterated the concerns of the 
^-t-^rtment and stated that any design must be completely functional, 
safe and secure. Mr. Lucey cautioned that the gates should not be designed 
in such a way that people could climb on them or have access to going over the 
top. 

Commissioner La Rocca expressed concern for the logistics of the project, 
reiterating the need for timely fabrication and installation. He stated that 
Mr. Bondi obviously has the skills, experience and resources to complete all 
aspects of the project. He also expressed reservations re: Mr. Fleming's 
ability to provide the required working drawings, work within budget and 
obtain the bonding and insurance as required by City contract. He felt tliat 
these logistical aspects may jeopardize the project if they could not be 
worked out satisfactorily. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains expressed a preference for Mr. Fleming's work and 
stated her belief that he would be able to complete the project in a timely 
and professional manner. 

Commissioner Boas stated that she did not feel strongly about either proposal 
and inquired as to whether there was still time to search for other artists. 
Ms. Maloney responded that there is not enough time to reopen the search. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
AUGUST 28 1989 MINUTES 
PAGE THREE 



After further discussion, the Committee voted on each proposals. The results 
were as follows: 

In favor of Alan Fleming's proposal: Anne Healy, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Nancy Boas 
In favor of Michael Bondi's proposal: Robert La Rocca 

The Committee entertained a motion to accept Alan Fleming's proposal (see 
Reports and Orders. 

11. Acceptance of Purchase awards from the 1989 Arts Festival. 

Ms. Almaguer requested approval of the 1989 Purchase Awards from the Arts 
Festival. The Committee entertained a motion to accept three works of 
art for the City Collection (See Reports and Orders) . 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Motion to accept the design proposal from Alan Fleming with the stipulation 
that the artist: 

1) provide working drawings for the gates and grillwork and submit them to 
the Arts Commission for approval no later than October 2, 1989. 

2) reconsider the design of the secodnary gates relative to the surrounding 
architecture and physical environment 

3) obtain a resource for bonding a for all insurance coverages as required 
by contract 

4) obtain precise bids from a fabricator for the artwork with a cost not 
to exceed $97,000, to include design, fabrication, transportation. 
Installation, insurance and all other related costs fo the project 

5) provide all specifications for the gates and grillwork, including 
metal specifications, surface treatments, anchoring and locking 
systems and maintenance requirements no later than October 2, 1989. 



MOTION: Anne Healy 

SECOND: Nancy Boas 

AYES: Anne Healy, Nancy Boas, Amalia Mesa- Bains 

NAYES: Robert La Rocca 

MOTION CARRIES 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
AUGUST 28, 1989 

MINl'THS 

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ORDERED: Motion to accept the following Purchase Awards from the 1989 Flower Show/ 
Arts Festival: 

Afternoon Reflections , 1989, acrylic on paper 
January Hooker (artist) 
Purchase Price: $2,000 

Sunset Over Paradise , acrylic on masonite, 1989 
Paul Bean (artist) 
Purchase Price: $2,000 

Kimono , water media, 1989 
Iku Nagai (artist) 
Purchase Price; $2,600 

MOTION: Robert La Rocca 

SECOND: Nancy Boas 

CONSENSUS: Unanimous approval 



With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 



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August 29, 1989 




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VI.SUAL ARJS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 1989 in the 
Commissioners Room on the third floor of the San Francisco 
Public Library, located on Larkin Street at McAllister. 
The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

AGENDA 

Approval of Minutes: August 28, 1989 

Private Submission: Excelsior Library Mural Proposal 
(Christine Puskas) 

Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Department Project 
(Molly Lambert, Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station Status Report 
(Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Ordinance Rewrite Status Report 
( Mol 1 y Lambert ) 

Arts Commission Gallery: Approval of Chain Reaction V 
Exhibition dates 11/9/89 - 1/6/90 (Anne Meissner) 

Arts Commission Gallery: Billie Grace Lynn vs. the Arts 
Commission Gallery re: censorship (Anne Meissner) 

Collections: Grant application to Fleishhacker Foundation 
Discussion of program priorities 
(Debra Lehane) 

Old Business 

New Business 
Adjournment 



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Visual Arts Committee Minutes/September 20, 1989 

VISUAL A RTS COM MITTE E hIEETING MINUTES 

V'/EDNESDAy, September 20, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday. September 20, 1989 at 3:00 PM in 
the Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public 
Li brary . 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



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Anne Healv - Chair- 
Bob LaRocca 
Ama H a Mesa-Bains 



STAFF PRESENT: 



Regina Almaguer 
Mol 1 y Lambert 
Jill Manton 
Debra Lehane 



Nancy Boas 



non Alley 
^ley Eichelbaum 
Fowler 
ilel Genera 
leHealy 
in Kriken 

alio Mesa Bair-B.F 
Y Okomolo 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

isldents of the 
Alts Museum 
raiY Commission, 
inning Commission, 
creation and Park 
immbslon 



lECIOR 
aire N, Isaacs 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
forma! business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropr i ate ) . 

oUBJECTS/ ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECJi VES/DISCUSSION 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

Ttie minutes from the August 28th meeting were approved in 
a motion made by Bob LaRocca. 

II. MURAL PROPOSAL FOR EXCELSIOR LIBRARY 



Christine Puskas presented 
exterior of the Excelsior 
currently has no funding, 
open were presented to the 
expressed interest in solv 
building. The position of 
open competition for mural 
since the library will be 
enrichment project, it was 
approve any proposals for 
library was requested whic 
good and that Christine pr 
committee suggests that th 
so that more artists propo 



a drawing of a mural for the 
Branch Library. The mural 
Petitions to keep the library 
Committee. The library has 
ing the graffiti problem on the 
the committee was to support an 
proposals at this site. Also, 
eligible for a future art 

considered to be premature to 
the building. A letter to the 
h states that the mural idea is 
esented a proposal, but the 
e library sponser a competition 
sals can be considered. 




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Visual Arts Comrm ttee Minutes/September 20, 1989 



-f^. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN ANDREAS WATER DEPARTMENT 

Regina Almaguer and Molly Lambert informed the committee 
of the progress concerning the selection of photographs 
and their recommendations. They requested that staff be 
given permission to work with the water department in the 
selection of the photographs. Contemporary photographs 
will be selected at a later date. The new Market Street 
location for the water department will be the appropriate 
site for the contemporary work. Interest was expressed by 
the commissioners as to the future tenants of the 425 
Mason Street location and the possibility of the Arts 
Commission moving into the location. Approval was given 
for staff to proceed with the project. 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: SUNNYDALE UPDATE 

Regina Alamguer reminded the commissioners that we had not 
received the NEA grant and the current design concerns 
being discussed by BCDC and Clean Water. Jill Manton 
advised the committee that Patricia Johanson is working on 
a re-design. Commissioner La Rocca suggested that a 
meeting should be arranged involving the commissioners. 
Commissionr Healy wants procedures to be set in this 
committee on how to deal with this kind of problem in the 
future. The artist needs $40,000 fee to re-design. 
Commissioner La Rocca moved to approve the design fee to 
)A the artist. It was seconded and approved. The Visual 

Arts Committee asked Ms. Manton to draft a letter to Clean 
Water stating the intergrated nature of the project and 
that we want the current project to also be intergrated. 
The Visual Arts Committee would also like to have the 
project called back to Civic Design since the project had 
orginally been approved with the art element. The 
commissioners will be informed of a meeting date within 
the next few weeks when the artist has arrived. 

V. ART ENRICHMENT: ORDINANCE REWRITE 

Molly Lambert shared a draft of the latest changes in the 
ordinance. The re-write is currently being reviewed by 
staff and a copy will be sent to the commissioners for 
their comment. Ms. Lambert noted that there would be no 
staff working on this at this time. The staffing 
situation with the Art in Public Places Program was 
discussed. Regina Alamguer is leaving to take a position 
with the City of Oakland and Molly Lambert is returning 
full time to her business. The Committee acknowledged Ms. 
Almaguer's contributions to the the Commission and 
congratulated her on her new position. Staff now consists 
of Jill Manton 3 days per week and Debra Lehane full time. 
The Commissioners requested a memo be drafted to Director 
Isaacs to begin the process of replacing the position. 
i.ont. 



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P^ ' '_j|i iF there is a re-structuring of the program, 
fc "I . ert i sments can be placed and resumes collected. The 
Committee is extremely concerned about continuity in the 
program with major projects i.e. Library, San Francisco 
General Hospital, Moscone and the Airport. A phone call 
from the Chair of the Committee was also suggested. 

VI. COLLECTIONS: GRANT APPLICATION FLEISHHACKER FOUNDATION 

Ms. Lehane expressed regret that Commissioner Boas was 
not in attendance for this discussion. An explanation of 
the needs for the Co it Tower Murals and the Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition was given. It was staff 
recommendation that the Commission apply for both projects 
since they are two different funding areas within the 
foundation. Ms. Lehane asked for permission to take the 
request to the Finance Committee for approval. Other 
priorities which were tiiscussed was the computerization 
and inventory of the (ol 1 ecti o(t . Ms. Lehane asked that 
the Visual Arts Committee identify this as a program 
priority which can be taken to the Finance Committee for 
support. She will be attending the Museum Computer 
Networkv conference in Chicago during October and should be 
able to provide a recommendation for software designed for 
Collections Management and the hardware which is 
' f^nniatible. The committee moved and approved approaching 
t hp Fleishhackei Foundation for funding of the Coit Tower 
^1^ uials Conservation Project in the amount of $60,000 and 
the survey of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 
murals for $5,000. The committee also moved and seconded 
making the computerization and inventory of the collection 
a program priority. 

VII. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: LAWSUIT STATUS REPORT 

On behalf on Anne Meissner who was being detained by media 
interviews concerning the lawsuit by Billie Grace Lynn, 
Debra Lehane relayed information provided by Ms. Meissner 
earlier that day. The artist has launched a lobby and 
media campaign against the gallery citing censorship of 
her piece in the exhibition Tableaux Vivants relating to 
the removal nf American flags over the entry to the womb 
of her madonna figure. The artist's original proposal 
did not include the flags and the curator of the 
exhibition felt that it changed the context of the 
sculpture. The artist had been given the option of 
removing the flags or the entire piece from the show. Our 
city attorney says that the case is one of curatorial 
descretion, not censorship. 

111. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: EXHIBITION APPROVAL 

_ Since the Commissioners were familiar with the Chain 
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W Reaction concept, approval was given for Chain Reaction V 
Exhibition dates November 9, 1989 through January 6, 1990. 

IX. OLD BUSINESS: 

There was no old business. 

X. NEW BUSINESS: 

There was no new business. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. ORDERED: Motion to have staff work with water department 

in selection of historic photographs for Art 
Enrichment Project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to approve design fee of $40,000 to 

Patricia Johanson for the re-design of 

the Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment 

Project. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to approach the Fleishhacker Foundation 
t^ for possible funding of the Coit Tower Mural 

Restoration, second floor, in the amount of 
$60,000 and the survey of the Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition Murals for $5,000. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bain 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to approve establishing program priority 

for Computerization and Inventory of the Civic 
Art Collection and to have finance committee 
provide assistance in meeting program needs. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Motion to approve the Arts Commission Gallery 

Exhibition Chain Reac tion V (November 9, 1989- 

Janaury 6, 1990). 

Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 4:10 PM. 



'J^h^r^^ 



Submitted bv. 



Debra Leha 
ol lections Manager 



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Please note: 

Due to the October 17th Earthquake, the October 18th 
Visual Arts Committee Meeting was cancelled. 



Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



1989 




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Vernon Alley 

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Rol Y. Okamoto 

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VIGU.AL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY , NOVEMBER 15, 198'9 

The requlai- month Iv meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on V/ednesday, November 15, 1989 in Room 302 
on the third floor of the Department ot Public Health 
Building, located at 101 Grove Street. The meeting will 
tat;e place at 3:00 PM . 

AGENDA 

I. Approval of Minutes: September 20, 1909 

II. Art Enrichment: Pier 7 

Review of Alternative Design Proposal (Steve Gilman, Jill 
Manton ) 

III. Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium 

Review of Alan Fleimnq"s Final Design (Alan Fleming, Jill 
Manton ) 

IV. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 

Discussion re: Parameters and Guidelines for Re-design of 
Project (Patricia Johanson, Jill Manton) 

V. Art Enrichment: Crystal Springs Vvater Supply Project 
Discussion re: Eligibility for Art Enrichment (Jill 
Manton ) 

VI. Art Erinchment: Marl;et Street Update (Jill Manton) 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. isaocs 



VI i. Collections: Pa>ment Authorization Genevieve Baird 
( Debra Lehane ) 

V 1 1 1 . Collections: Report on Museum Computer Network Conference 
( Debra Lehane ) 

IX. Collections: Report on Earthquake Damage to Collection 
( Debra Lehane ) 



X. Embarcadero Project 

XI . Old Busi ness 

XII. New Busi ness 

XIII. Adjournment 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 



WEDNESDAY, November 15, 1989 



15 Hyde Street 

)uite3l9 

jan Francisco. CA 94102 

»15 558 3463 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, November 15, 1989 at 3:00 PM in 
room 302 on the third floor of the Department of Public 
Health Building, located at 101 Grove Street. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



VIAYOR 
WAgnos 



:OMMISSIONERS 



tancyBoas 
/ice President 

/emon Aiiey 

Itaniey Eictieibaum 

Cim Fo\ArIer 

)aniei Genera 

\nne Hea^ 

lohin Kriken 

kmaiia Mesa-Bains. Pti.D. 

!ai Y. OI<amoto 

)odie Rosekrans 

iartiaro Sklar 



'residents of the 
ine Arts f^useum 
ibrary Commission, 
'tanning Commission, 
iecreation end Pork 
Commission 



JIRECTGR 
;ialre N. Isaacs 



Anne Healy - Chair 

Bob LaRocca 

Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Nancy Boas (arrived 3:35 pm) 

STAFF PRESENT: Jill Manton 
Debra Lehane 

Commissioner Tonya McNeil (City of Palo 
Alto) Volunteer to Public Art Program 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropriate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

I . APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes from the September 20, 1989 meeting were 
approved in a motion made by Bob LaRocca. It should be 
noted that the October 18th meeting was cancelled due to 
the October 17th earthquake. 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: PIER 7 




Jill Manton introduced Steve Oilman, the artisi. selected 
for the Pier 7 art enrichment project. Also in attendance 
was Commissioner Bouskos and Irene Nishimura of the Port. 
Jerry Manaford for the Architectural firm and Deborah 
Learner of the Recreation and Park Department. Slides of 
other projects completed by Mr. Gilman were shown. The 
artist then presented a model and discussed the different 
concepts which he had considered for the pier. Of the 
concepts, the one selected by the Commission consists of 
two square seating areas of horizontally placed granite 
slaps which contain a metal grill work covering an 
opening in the pier that allows viewing of the water 
movement under the pier. The base was asked to be higher 
than one foot as in the original proposal to accomodate 
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PIER 7 cont. 

seating and to not pose a safety/tripping problem. The 
Commissioners did not think the design needed other 
vertical elements. The artist was asked to investigate 
bronze for the grill work in place of the proposed cast 
iron. The architects, Port and Recreation and Park Dept. 
supported the concept. The architects were asked to 
provide lighting at night for the areas. The concept was 
approved with modifications. 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: KEZAR STADIUM 

Alan Fleming presented blueprints of the gate designs for 
Kezar stadium. One contract will be awarded for both the 
design and fabrication for one year. The contract does 
not include the window grates at this time and staff was 
directed to check on the status of designing the window 
grates for this project. The Committee gave approval to 
the artist to work with the engineers and only if there is 
a design change should he return to the Visual Arts 
Committee. Commissioner LaRocca moved for approval of the 
drawings, but requested that the artist return with color 
samples of metal to compare with the architect's color for 
the columns. Mr. Fleming was also directed to modify the 
lock so that there is access from both sides of the gate. 

III. ART ENRICHMENT: SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION 

The current budget for the project was presented to the 
Committee and to the artist Patricia Johanson by the Clean 
Water Department. Representing Clean Water was Harold 
Coffee and Michelle Pla. The representi ves stated their 
commitment for the project and then explained how the 
budget of $563,000.00 was determined. Clean Water expects 
the artist to include irrigation and landscaping into the 
artwork. The artist indicated that the budget is 
unrealistic for the scope of services that is being 
expected and that a new design will have to be created. 
Ms. Pla outlined the steps which would have to be taken if 
the new design had any bay fill or any design in the mud 
flats and their reluntance to be involved with such a 
design. The artist identified two actions. One of 
expediency where we plop something of no conseauence on 
the box or we try to design something significant. The 
artist expessed a willingness to present her design to 
the agencies which must approve and Clean Water was 
asked to support her desire to do such. Once a 
schematic design has been prepared, it was felt that 
approvals could be acquired in a reasonable time. The 
Committee instructed the artist to meet with environmental 
groups who had expressed objections and to then return in 
a few weeks with her new design, 
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'. ART ENRICHMENT: CRYSTAL SPRINGS WATER SUPPLY PROJECT 

WKT' •^''^^ Manton explained that the project was not eligible 
■k ~«- for art enrichment funds because of private funding. 

vl. ART ENRICHMENT: MARKET STREET 

Jill Manton reported that the Site Profile for Market 
Street has been distributed and a December 15th deadline 
has been set to receive applications for the Design Team. 
Suggestions were made for further distribution of the 
design competition information. Fees for the team had 
initailly been set at $8,000. Commissioner Mesa-Bains 
asked to increase the fee to $20,000 for the team stating 
that it is more important to invest in this portion of the 
plan since it is the base from which the program will 
evolve. A motion was passed by the Committee to increase 
the fee. Commissioner Boas suggested that Gannett be 
approached to put information posters up in the bus 
shelters as soon as possible to assist the art groups in 
the city whose activities have been affected by the Oct. 
17 earthquake in. The Arts Commission, Friends of the 
Arts Commission and the State Local Program could all 
participate in getting the information to the public for 
these organizations. 

VII. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY 

Gallery director Anne Meissner requested approval of the 
if exhibition RT : SFO/Col umbi a scheduled January 18 - March 2, 

1990. This is the exhibition which has been traveling 
through out South America. The artists will be showing 
new works and perhaps some pieces from the traveling show. 
Opening at the same time will be an exhibition in the lot 
adjacent to the gallery by Brian Rust. 

Ms. Meissner also advised the Committee that the Gallery 
is working with Festival 2000. At this time they do not 
know how they will be participating. The Committee 
suggested that the Gallery focus on a particular culture. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains suggested that the Gallery check 
to see who is representing other ethnic groups. A 
collaboration of Langton Street, Capp Street, San 
Francisco Art Institute and the Gallery has been suggested 
and directors from each institution should meet to discuss 
the possibility of the joint venture. 

The Committee was advised that the Gallery is working on 
the General Fund budget requests which will need to be 
approved by Committee before going to the Finance 
Committee next month. 

An update on the Billie Grace Lynn Lawsuit was given, 
cont. 



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[II. COLLECTIONS: CONSERVATION/GENEVIEVE BAIRD 

I Debra Lehane reported the release of $40,000 by the Board 
of Supervisors for the conservation of the Spanish 
American War Monument at the end of Delores at Market. A 
request was made to extend Genevieve Baird's contract to 
September 30, 1990 and to increase the contract by $40,000 
so that the monument can be treated. The Committee so 
moved. 

IX. COLLECTIONS: REPORT ON MUSEUM COMPUTER NETWORK CONFERENCE 

Ms. Lehane reported that the conference was very helpful 
and that she now has a plan and a procedure for 
establishing a Collections Managment Program. A needs 
analysis is required and then a request for proposals can 
be submitted to vendors. 

X. COLLECTIONS: EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE REPORT 

Ms. Lehane reported that the collection with the 
exception of the Airport and some ceramics survived the 
earthquake very well. Commissioner Boas reminded Ms. 
Lehane of a request for a letter to be sent to departments 
was passed at the full commission meeting concerning 
collection pieces in public building. Ms. Lehane 
reported that after the earthquake artworks were 
inspected by either herself or Jill Manton or that she had 
been in touch with those departments concerning the works 
' in the collection. 

XI. OLD BUSINESS: 

George Wash i ngton Statue - 

The Committee was advised that objections to removing the 
George Washington statue from the George Moscone school 
have been voiced by Myra Kopp, member of the Board of 
Education. Reasons for removing the statue were reviewed. 

Ar t Enri ch ment O rdi nance - 

Di rector Claire Isaacs asked Ms. Lehane to report that 
discussions with the Mayor's office indicates that it is a 
good time to ask for a change in the ordinance to remove 
the 5% specified for administration and create flexible 
use of the funds to include maintenance, conservation and 
establish the administration fee appropriate for the scale 
of the project. The Committee moved to draft the change 
in the ordinance for final approval by the full 
commission . 



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XII. NEW BUSINESS: 

1^ Diego River a Mural City Col lege - 

^ The Committee was advised that a request has come to the 
Commission from a group at City College to consider 
relocating the mural by Diego Rivera into the new library 
which is being designed and will appear on the December 
agenda. There is also a group which opposes the removal 
of the mural . 

Ju les Guerin Watercolor - 

Commissioner Boas shared a color transparency and 
information with the committee concerning the watercolor 
by Jules Guerin which is in New fork and currently for 
sale. Commissioner Boas would like to see the watercolor 
included in a collection somewhere within the city since 
it is an architectural rendering of the Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition. 

General Fund Budget - 

The Committee was advised that staff is working on the 
reauests for the General Fund budget which will be 
submitted to them at the December Visual Arts Committee 
meeti ng . 

REPORTS AND OR DERS 

1. ORDERED: Motion to approve the concept for Pier 7 

^ presented by Steve Gilman with modifications 

9 as discussed. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to approve architectural drawings for 

Kezar Stadium gates by Alan Fleming and for 
artist to return to the Visual Arts Committee 
with color samples of metal. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to increase the design team fee for 

Market street from $8,000 to $20,000. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to approve the exhibition 

RT: SFO/Columbi a scheduled Januai y o - 

March 2, 1990. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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5. ORDERED: Motion to extend the contract with Genevieve 

Baird to September 30, 1990 and to increase 
JT' the contract by $40,000 for the conservation 

of the Spanish American War Monument. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Motion to change the wording in the Art 

Enrichment ordinance to eliminate the 5% 
specified for administration to create 
flexibility for the Commission to establish 
program funds for administration, art 
commissions, purchases, conservation, and 
maintenance. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was acjourned 
at 5:50 PM. 

Submitted by. 



Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



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November 12, 1989 



PIER 7; SCULPTURE PROPOSALS 

Because of a number of changes thah have occured during 
the year since my origional sculpure proposal had been 
accepted, I have undertaken a re-examination of the 
entry site for Pier 7. I have arrived at three possible 
solutions. I want to stress that these are not finished 
proposals, but only possible directions I would like to 
explore further-. 

All three ideas share certain elements with the 
origional sculpture. They all have vertical stone 
columns placed directly over the structural piers below. 
They are all lower then the origional proposal (which 
was 12 stones ranging in height from 13' down to 9'), 
and all of the stone columns are still pink Texas 
granite. In addition, all three proposals provide for a 
sense of passage from the city to the pier. 

The first proposal is two symetrical groupings of short 
stones (2' to 5 ' in height) located out on the prominade 
in front of the Pier 7 entry plaza. They are in two 
7roups, each with three rows of four stones. Each stone 
is directly over an existing pier which form a 10 foot 
grid in both directions. A good number of these stones 
could provide informal seating or leaning places. They 
would also mark the entry to the Pier without dominating 
the space. Children will probably devise inumerable 
games from this landscape. 

The second proposal is placed back on the plaza itself. 
The vertical stones are in their origional positions 
(three rows of columns, 4 columns per row for a total of 
12. They are; 7 '6" down to 4 '6" in height. I have 
shifted the focus of this piece to two openings in the 
decking. About a foot below the top surface of the 
decking is a cast iron grill that is designed to 
maximize visibility through the grill to the water 
below. The lowered cast iron opening will provide 
seating and a chance to watch the action of the water 
against the piers. The cast iron grill consists of 100 
1' XI' tiles each with a spherical surface rising i " in 
the center. The surface should be reminisant of the old 
cobble stones of historic San Francisco. The tiles 
would be painted a dark neutral color which, on the 
heavily textured upper surface would wear off in time 
leaving an the high points to be polished. 



A variation of this proposal would be to possibly 
elimate all vertical stone elements. Instead of a 
lowered grill work, a raised stone platform approximatly 
one foot high with the cast-iron grill work inset into 
the stone border. This would provide a place to sit and 
at the same time, bring the grill work closer to eye 
level increasing visibility through it and to the water 
below. 

I believe this proposal provides for a much enhanced 
experience of the pier. It also promotes a quiet and 
contemplative space in the midst of a bustling public 
setting. 

One variation of this proposal would be the removal of 
the first row of stones and replacing them with 
horizontal stones which would partially surround the 
openings providing an additional oppertunity for 
seating. 

The third proposal consists of 12 columns of stones 
placed on the plaze much as last year's proposal. The 
difference is in the heights of the stones; 4 to 7 feet 
in height, and the stones themselves which are cut flat 
on two opposite sides and rough on the two remaining 
sides. 

The first two proposals provide for a more intimate 
experience of their respective spaces. The last 
proposal will provide a more visible acknowledgement of 
the pier. 

I believe all of these proposals prorvide for a richer 
experience of Pier 7 by providing for an activating of a 
sense of place. I believe they charge their sites with 
a sense of mystery and calm while making for a more 
inviting, evocative and interesting place to be. 




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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents ot the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission VIII 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



IX. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 1989 in Room 317 
of the Civic Auditorium on Grove Street between Polk and 
Larkin. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

AGENDA 

Approval of Minutes: November 15, 1989 

Special Presentation: Portsmouth Square Redesign 
(Dave Pierce, Shannon Maloney, Deborah Learner) 

Art Enrichment: Richmond Police Station 
Presentation by glass artist Shelley Jurs 
(Lt. Thomas Suttmeier, Jill Manton) 

Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 
Review of revised design by Patricia Johanson 
(Jill Manton) 

Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium (to be confirmed) 
Review of color proposed for gates 
(Alan Fleming, Jill Manton) 

Art Enrichment: Market Street Art in Transit Progress 
Report (Jill Manton) 

Art Enrichment: San Francisco Mental Health Facility 
(Jill Manton) 

Art Enrichment: Art Enrichment Ordinance Revision 
Discussion (Jill Manton) 

Visual Arts Program: 1990 General Fund Budget 
(Jill Manton, Debra Lehane) 

Art Enrichment: San Bruno County Jail 
Contract modification (Jill Manton) 



XI, 

XII, 
XIII. 



Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETItSG MINUTES 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 

was held on Wednesday, December 20, 1989 at 3:00 PM in 

room 317 of the Civic Auditorium located at 99 Grove 
Street. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 



Anne Healy - Chair 

Robert LaRocca 

Amalia Mesa-Bains (arr. 3:15 pm) 

Nancy Boas (arr. 3:30 pm approx) 

STAFF PRESENT: Jill Manton 

Claire N. Isaacs, Director 
Debra Lehane 



Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

Jotin Krlken 

ArTX]lia Mesa-Bains. Pti.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 



EX OFRCIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Ar Is Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropriate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes from the November 15th, 1989 meeting were 
approved in a motion made by Bob LaRocca. 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN BRUNO COUNTY JAIL 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Jill Manton explained to the Commissioners that the amount 
approved for a contract with Ned Kahn and the 
Explorator i um needed to be increased by $4,300. Funds are 
available for the project. The original budget had been 
roughly determined last year base on the artists 
conceptual design. The artist has finalizedhis design 
forthe project with a specific amount. In order to 
accomplish this, Resolution No. 19-89-107 must be 
rescinded and a new resolution adopted. It was moved and 
approved . 



III. ART ENRICHMENT: MARKET STREET UPDATE 




Jill Manton reported on the response to the Design Team 
Competition and expressed concern on the limited number of 
responses. Since the increase in fee approved by this 
committee in November had not reached all interested 
candidates, Ms. Manton asked the committee to approve 



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►TI. ART ENRICHMENT: MARKET STREET UPDATE (CONT) 

reopening the competition and to recommend specific firms 
and individuals who could be invited to apply. 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION 

Jill Manton showed the Committee the recently received 
redesign by Patricia Johanson of the Sunnydale Project. 
The Commissioners felt that Ms. Johanson's design was 
quite admirable given the constraints and restrictions 
which had been placed upon her. A comparison of the old 
design and new was made, identifying the elements which 
had been deleted or changed. Ms. Manton requested design 
approval from the Committee which was given. The 
Committee also suggested that the Artist make some 
recommendations regarding treatment of Baywalk and 
1 andscapi ng . 

V. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: PORTSMOUTH SQUARE REDESIGN 

In preparation of the consideration of the Goddess of 
Democracy Gift Proposal calendared for the January Visual 
Arts Committee meeting, the Committee had requested from 
the Recreation and Parks Department and the Landscape 
Architecture Department of DPW a review of the redesign of 
Portsmouth Square. Deborah Leaner of the Recreation and 
^K Parks Department showed the existing conditions for the 
^^ Square and explained the rational behind the changes in 

the redesign. Shannon Maloney of DPW added information on 
the structure and informed the Committee that the waffle 
slab structure of the garage which is underneath has a 
limit of 150 lbs per square foot which must include any 
dirt or concrete which is beneath the proposed monument. 
A site meeting to view the Square was set for January 5th 
at 10 am. The next Visual Arts Committee was scheduled 
for January 24th at 3 PM , location to be determined. 

VI. ART ENRICHMENT: RICHMOND POLICE STATION 

Glass artist Shelley Jurs was introduced to the 
Commissioners. Ms. Jurs had been selected previously for 
the Art Enrichment Project at the Northern Police Station 
that never materialized. In attendance from the Police 
Department was Lt. Thomas Suttmeier, Mark Primeau, Project 
Architect for DPW and Peter Wong, Architect with DPW. Ms. 
Jurs narrated a slide presentation of work which had been 
commissioned for other clients. After the artist left, 
the project was futher discussed with the representi ti ves 
from the police department. It was agreed that the use 
of stained glass for the art enrichment program would be 
given a priority over previously discussed concepts (i.e. 
paving piece). A consensus was reached to work with the 
artist for this project. The artist will be asked to 



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ART ENRICHMENT: RICHMOND POLICE STATION ( CONT ) 

submit designs for consideration and a design fee of $500 
will be given to the artist for this this purpose. It was 
moved and seconded. 

ART ENRICHMENT: ART ENRICHMENT ORDINANCE REVISION 

Commissioner Healy explained that the item concerning 
the ordinance had been pulled from the Consent Calendar 
of the December Arts Commission meeting at her request 
because she felt that it had not been properly discussed. 
It had been introduced at the end of the last meeting 
which was quite long. A copy of the revised Ordinance as 
prepared by Molly Lambert was submitted the the 
Commissioners. Jill Manton reviewed the major changes in 
the ordinance in a memo. Director Claire Isaacs also 
submitted a memo which drafted possible strategies open to 
the Committee. As the points were discussed, 
Commissioners were encouraged to respond. Commissioner 
Boas advised the committee that she was extremely 
concerned about the timing of these changes in view of the 
problems which the City faces from the October 17th 
earthquake. Commissioner Boas also informed the Committee 
that she opposed the first item which referred to a 
"minimum 2%" . She suggested two different percentages. A 
smaller one for large projects and 2% for small projects 
up to a certain dollar amount. Commissioner Mesa-Bains 
asked Ms. Manton if any other cities split the percent 
amounts. Ms. Manton thought that some do, but could not 
say which ones. Commissioner Mesa-Bains also felt that 
asking for a minimum 2% was important and that the 
Supervisors will not discard this ordinance because of 
that amount. Commissioner Boas again represented the 
concern for the city's need to rebuild. Commissioner 
Healy and Commissioner Mesa-Bains both identified one of 
their roles on the Commission as advocates for the arts 
and that the arts will assist in the rebuilding of the 
city. Director Isaacs explained that the Commission had a 
window of opportunity to make some changes to the 
ordinance now. Concern was expressed by Commissioner 
Healy that a small change now would jeopardize the total 
revision which is being proposed. Commissioner Boas 
suggested changing the word "minimum" to "guaranteed". 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains reminded the committee that 
generating funds for arts education had also been 
discussed as a change within the ordinance. Intra-pool ing 
of funds was explained along with the change of the 
administrative fee. Director Isaacs reviewed the 
legislative process. First the ordinance goes to the City 
Attorney and then the Mayor's office support will be 
solicited. At this time one or two members of the Board 
of Supervisor will be asked to sponser the change. The 
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T' ART ENRICHMENT: ART ENRICHMENT ORDINANCE REVISION ( CONT ) 

and report back to the Board. The Commission may have to 
rally political "muscle" to testify before the Board at 
that time. A "sunset" legislation was also suggested for 
conservation and funds needed for the damaged art 
collection. Also for consideration is the Arts Policy 
Plan which addresses this program but is not yet 
completed. The Arts Policy Plan may provide a leading 
edge in getting this ordinance changed. Commissioner Boas 
questioned "all capital improvements" as a change too. 
Commissioner Healy wants the Visual Arts Committe to be 
clear on how the money will be spent. Commissioner Boas 
advised Director Isaacs that she did not thing the Mayor 
would support "all capital improvements" at this time due 
to the amount of repairs the earthquake is requiring. Ms. 
Manton suggested that a clause exempting earthquake 
repairs could be included. Also that she will talk with 
the City Attorney's office as to how to better define the 
intent behind "capital improvements" which is to give a 
broader interpretation to the projects which would be 
eligible for Art Enrichment. Director Isaacs suggested 
that the Commissioners should begin to quietly discuss 
this ordinance change with their political contacts to see 
if there is support. Commissioner Mesa-Bains felt that 
she was not ready to discuss this until the Commission as 
a whole has a better sense of direction. Commissioner 
1^ Boas suggested that it may be fiscally more responsible 
for the City to provide staffing from the General Fund 
than to increase the program funds. It was also suggested 
that Director Isaacs can request additional staff on an 
emergency basis from the Board to assist during the 
staffing crisis. Ms. Manton also indicated that a 
supplemental administrative fee can be negotiated for 
projects such as Moscone. In addition, within the 
framework of the current legislation. Director Isaacs 
can request from the Board an approval for a larger 
administrative fee for specific projects. Commissioner 
Healy stated that this committee had made changing the 
ordinance a priority and wants to pass all of the changes. 
Further discussion of the ordinance was requested to be on 
the next Visual Arts Committee agenda. Staff and 
Commissioners were polled for their opinions on whether to 
take this "window of opportunity" or wait. The consensus 
was to wait and go for the full package. Commissioner 
LaRocca commented that changing the ordinance has been a 
concern for 10 years and he wants to see a resolution to 
this issue and that all changes listed in the memo are 
needed . 

[II. VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM: 1990 GENERAL FUND BUDGET 

Debra Lehane presented to the committee the joint request 
l^-«— of the Art in Public Places Program and the City 



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I. VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM: 1990 GENERAL FUND BUDGET (CONT) 

Collection which will be incorporated into the materials 
presented to them by Director Isaacs at the Special 
Retreat diseasing finance on December 21st. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. ORDERED: Motion to rescind Resolution No. 19-89-107 

authorizing the Director of the Arts 
Commission to enter into contract with the 
Explorium regarding the San Bruno County 
Jail Art Enrichment Project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs 

to enter into contract with Ned Kahn and the 

Explori tori urn for the Art Enrichment project 

for the Sheriff's Department at the San 

Bruno Jail for a total amount not to exceed 

$126,300.00. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to approve the redesign by artist 

Patricia Johanson of the Sunnydale Pump 
Station Art Enrichment Project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to approve a design fee of $500 to 

glass artist Shelley Jurs for design 
concepts of the Art Enrichment Project at 
the Richmond Police Station. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was 
adjourned at 5:50 PM. 



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Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



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Art Commission 

Claire N. Imiacg 
DIRECTOR 



Memorandum 



December 20, 1989 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
Jill Manton, Curator, Public Art Program 
Proposed Revisions to Art Enrichment Ordinance 



in summary, tlie draft of the Ordinance Uevision which is here 
attached proposes to make the following changes to the existing 
Art Enrichment Ordinance. 

1. The Art Enrichment allocation would be equal to a minimum of 2 % 
compared with the existing language which provides for an allocation 
of up to 2 % . 

2. Apply the ordinance to all capitol improvement costs rather than 
restricting it to the cost of City buildings as the current language 
reflects . 

3. Provide a fixed 5% allo cati on for a maintenance and conservation 
fund. Thus, 5% will be deducted from each and every art enrichment 
budget (5Z of the 2% art enrichment allocation). No such allowance 
currently exists. 

4. Allow the Arts Commission to pool funds intra-departmentally when 
the site or facility to be constructed is not necessarily appropriate 
for art enrichment or when the budget is too small to allow for the 
development of a meaningful art program. Use of the pooled funds 

for anotlier site within the jurisdiction of the department from 
whose construction budget the funds were obtained will be decided 
upon by the Arts Commission in co-operation with the department 
involved. 

5. Increase the administrative fee to 20% compared with the existing 
rate of 5%. 



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Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Memorandum 



DATE: December 20, 1989 

TO: Honorable Members, Visual ArLs CoimnlLUee 

FROM: Claire Isaacs, Director, Arts Conunission 

SUBJECT: Art Enrichment Ordinance Revision 

I'his .nddrosKos the |)rncLic;il, sLraLnjp'.c considerations in 
Llio rovl.'iiun l)ro(•(•^^H. 

1. ill la to October, tho Special liar tliiiiiake Coiiuiiittee of tlic 
Board oi Supervisors (WAlker, Nelder, Ward) encouraged the 
Arts Commission to submit a revision of this ordinance to 
deal specifically with earthquake induced problems. This can 
include needs for repair and maintenance, and staffing. 

Therefore, uiic option iu to rciiucst Just those rovlslons 
=^^^^_^ which deal directly witii earthquake related issue s . This 
^^^^^^ will receive excellent support fromboth the Board of 

Supervisors and the Mayor's office. 

This can be done on a "sunset" clause. The revision would 
remain operative for six months or a year. It would 
expire, clearing the way for a more permanent revision on 
a wider scale. 

The revisions would encompass the removal of the administrative 
percent, thus allowing for better staffing and operation expenses, 
it would allow some use for repair and maintenance. 

2. Tlic otiicro p tlon, is to consider revising the ordiuarico in 
one major effort . 

This would include any or all of the various issues which are 
being proposed. Some of tliese will be unopposed. Others will 
generate opposition by some departments. The increase to a mandatory 
2% would be questioned, especially right after the earthquake, 
as cutting into funds needed to repair thelOO damaged city buildings. 
The re Interpretation of the ordinance to include all capital 
improvcMicnt rather than building only would increase costs, 
and probably result in an advorsarinl budget analyst's report. 
The Mayor's office lias expressed the wish to let the Arts Policy 
rian bo completed, which will include some recommendations on 
t lio I'ublic Art Program, and use that to back a revised ordinance. 
Iirgie O'Urlscoll suggests ojitlon No. 1 right now if wc arc in 
1 hurry. If not, she suggests waiting until the Arts Policy 
I'laii is complete on Ibis matter before moving ft forward. 




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